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Amherst kicks off annual dog census

Those participating in Amherst’s annual dog census will hit the streets. The counting will last throughout the summer.

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger said crossing guards hired by the town will conduct the census.

“There is a great partnership between the Clerk’s office, our Police Department and the crossing guards,” Jaeger said.

“Dog census takers have proper identification and if an unregistered dog is present at a home, they will leave information for that resident on how to register their dog with the town,” she added.

Currently, there are about 7,500 dogs registered in the town. Jaeger said every year there is an increase in the number of dogs registered in the town.

The cost for licensing an unaltered dog is $13 annually. If the dog has been neutered or spayed the annual cost is only $5. The town charges a one time $3 fee for a dog license tag. Dog owners will have to provide proof of rabies vaccination for their pets.

Dogs can be registered at the Town Clerk’s Office, 5583 Main St. For more information, call 631-7049.

This week in Amherst:

•The Amherst Town Board will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. A work session at 4 p.m. will precede the business meeting.

•The Amherst School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district conference room at 55 Kings Highway, Amherst.