Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith along with County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley, and Debbie Lieberman presented the 2015 #1 dog tag to Nina, a five-year-old tan and brown Boxer. Nina’s owner, Teresa Huber from Huber Heights, accepted the honor at a ceremony at the County Administration Building on January 26th. The #2 license was presented to Huber’s dog Murdock, her five-year-old black and white Boxer. The #3 dog tag was given to Rita, a black and white one-year-old Boxer, owned by Howard Solganik of Kettering.
The top three 2015 dog tags were auctioned off at the Dayton Humane Society Pet Affaire charity auction in November, where Huber purchased the winning bid for all three tags. “We wish to thank Teresa Huber for her generosity and support,” said Auditor Keith. “Her charity will help the Humane Society in its mission to build loving relationships between people and pets.”
The goal of the number one dog ceremony is to promote dog licensing. Dog owners may purchase a $20 license for spayed or neutered dogs and an unaltered dog tag for $24, but there are exceptions. The deadline to purchase 2015 Montgomery County Dog Licenses is January 31st, after that there is a penalty.
The county has issued nearly 30,000 dog licenses so far this season, on expects to license more than 60,000 dogs in Montgomery County. Over 11,000 of this year’s licenses have been purchased through the Auditor’s website.
To purchase a dog license online, please go to www.mcohio.org/dogs. Licenses are also on sale at the Auditor’s Office, Animal Resource Center, Humane Society, SICSA and at other outposts around the county. Please call 937-225-4314 for more information.