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Greene County repeals dog tax ordinance

SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) -- Greene County residents will no longer have to pay a tax to own a dog.

     It was repealed after commissioners suggested the ordinance was not being enforced.

     The tax was one dollar for male dogs and two dollars for female dogs creating just over $1000 in revenue for the county.

      One company, called "Cause-N-Dog Rescue” isn't happy with the change.

     Tyra Scroggins said the tax helped regulate the dogs in the county, kept owners more accountable and supplied some extra money to the Greene County animal shelter.

"We’re going to have more unwanted litters of puppies,” said Tyra Scroggins, president of “Cause-N-Dog Rescue”. “Those litters turn out to be adult. More free roaming dogs, so they did not fix the issue; they kind of threw it out."

     We reached out to the commissioner who pushed for the repeal but did not hear back by news time.


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