Eliminated pet license proposal heads to city council

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Albuquerque could soon get rid of an ordinance requiring pet owners to have a “companion animal license,” which is a document proving you are the pet’s owner.

This comes as Mayor Tim Keller proposed eliminating it in his 2020 fiscal budget. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Animal Welfare Director Danny Nevarez said there’s no return on the licenses and officers are better off using the microchip system.

One-year licenses currently run $6, and the city issued about 69,500 last fiscal year.

The city council will have the final say. 

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