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Big Brother has made another inroad into Virginia. When you now take your dog to the vet. you are reported to the local licensing agency, so if your dogs aren't licensed you will receive a bill. i'm not against licensing. but I think this is a breach of client privacy. My vet. feels the same. He is not required to report suspected dog fighters. I guess criminals have more privacy rights than decent people.
 
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kidr said:
Big Brother has made another inroad into Virginia. When you now take your dog to the vet. you are reported to the local licensing agency, so if your dogs aren't licensed you will receive a bill. i'm not against licensing. but I think this is a breach of client privacy. My vet. feels the same. He is not required to report suspected dog fighters. I guess criminals have more privacy rights than decent people.

Harris Cty, TX (Houston) has had the same regulation for years. We used a vet there even though we lived in another county. Every year we would get letters and bills which we ignored. Some idiot could not tell from our mailing address we were not in their jurisdiction. After some threatening phone calls I invited the individual to meet with me and my attorney - silence and no more letters.

I suspect some others in my situation simply paid, I would not.

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kidr said:
I guess criminals have more privacy rights than decent people.

Of course they do, because those that make the laws know that decent law abiding people will obey them...
 
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riptides said:
Oh my, nothing like properly tracking vaccinated animals.

-Mike Z.

What about us that vaccinate our animals on the farm?
 
  
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What about us that vaccinate our animals on the farm?
I think your ranks may swell.
 
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I agree kidr, I buy all my wormers,vaccinations from feedstores and or online..going to a vet isnt even an option..so another words..if my dog is current on all vaccinations (done my yours truly) yet my dog gets hit by a car and i have to take him into a vet..i would get fined because the vaccinations are not on record?
 
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I agree with you that this is very intrusive, and I would be unhappy. But I'm not surprised its in Virginia given all that state's speed cameras, $1500 speeding tickets and such.

I think the State Seal of Virginia says it all... my wife came across it a couple years back and and was both amazed and appalled.

Perhaps there could be a new action movie "V For Vaccination" about the brave dog owners that take good care of their pets without paying useless government fees to support people who look for ways to go after them for more fees... I see Hugo Weaving starring, with Lassie as co-star.
 
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after several recent pitbull attacks in the city of Lubbock and ones involving horses mostly on farms in the surrounding communities here, Lubbock county is about to require licensing on all dogs in the county.

Personally I look at this as just another way for them to scam more money off of the law abiding citizens here and it does absolutely nothing to curb the idiots and criminals that breed and fight pitbulls illegally.

I do have a good cure for the pitbulls though that a lot of scared owners are dumping out here in the country. My neighbors and I all own livestock and have lost animals to stray dogs in the last year since the Texas dangerous dog law went into effect. We are taking matters into our own hands now on that. There is no county dog catcher and they want us to pay licensing fees. Why should we pay for something for which we will get nothing in return?

Not going to happen.
 

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after several recent pitbull attacks in the city of Lubbock and ones involving horses mostly on farms in the surrounding communities here, Lubbock county is about to require licensing on all dogs in the county.

Personally I look at this as just another way for them to scam more money off of the law abiding citizens here and it does absolutely nothing to curb the idiots and criminals that breed and fight pitbulls illegally.

I do have a good cure for the pitbulls though that a lot of scared owners are dumping out here in the country. My neighbors and I all own livestock and have lost animals to stray dogs in the last year since the Texas dangerous dog law went into effect. We are taking matters into our own hands now on that. There is no county dog catcher and they want us to pay licensing fees. Why should we pay for something for which we will get nothing in return?

Not going to happen.



I totally agree...well said!
 
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