Listen up, because the City of Brotherly Love is about to give you some shih tzu:
The City of Philadelphia has outsourced a firm, PetData, a Texas firm (once again throwing jobs out of Philadelphia) to license all dogs in Philadelphia. Now, only 10% of the City actually licenses their dogs. That comes out to about 2.5 million “undocumented” canines in the City.
This is an insane idea. Very few dog owners in this City, even people who work at pet stores, know about this law and the penalties incurred for not following it.
Apparently the idea was to do this without anyone noticing:
The City of Philadelphia didn’t notify anyone about it. Most complainants against the law say they didn’t find out about it until their dog was missing and picked up by the SPCA.
At which point they were presumably fined $300, plus $16 for the first year’s license fee.
Then again, it’s probably what people have come to expect these days:
So far, Mayor Nutter’s administration has alienated soda drinkers, cigarette smokers, home owners, parents of kids that go to private school, parents concerned about the proximity of sicko sex offenders to their home, public transit commuters, private businesses and now dog owners.
Nutter will get reelected, though. Like Mussolini kept the trains running on time, Nutter kept the public pools open.
On the other hand, with a name like “Nutter,” surely he can come up with an interesting spay/neuter plan, can’t he?