Showing posts from November, 2018

Dogs in our parks

Running around Lake Estes, Estes Park, CO, with Tavi. How many dogs are in Logan, UT?   Nobody knows for sure, but a formula developed by the American Veterinary Medical Association calculates about 7000 households owning a dog and a dog population over 11,000 for a city of its size. In Logan, all dogs over four months of age are required to be registered with the city’s Division of Animal Control, and registrations are supposed to be renewed yearly.   In 2017, there were 1383 dog tags sold.   In 2016, the number was 1437. It appears that the vast majority of dogs in Logan are unlicensed.   Since all dogs older than four months are required to be vaccinated for rabies, with the vaccination tag attached to a collar with the current year's dog tag, I suspect many of these animals are not vaccinated as well. There are a number of dog owners who would like the city to allow dogs in our public parks.   They claim Logan’s policies are not dog-friendl