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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Medfield dogs mostly licensed, officials say

MEDFIELD

Medfield officials say they've had some success in their campaign to get dogs licensed.

The number of unlicensed dogs in town -- that officials know about -- has been reduced to four, said Town Administrator Michael Sullivan.

The dogs' owners will be issued summonses to court where they could be required to pay $60 in license fees and late fines, plus additional court fees.

The action comes just months after controversy arose when selectmen floated the idea of euthanizing unlicensed animals.

The licenses are important to ensure the animals have received their rabies shots, Sullivan said, especially after a rabid raccoon was discovered in town this summer.

-- Charlie Russo

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