Updated Thu, Jan 30, 2014 5:30 pm
Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson is reminding all dog owners in Athens County that January 31 is the last day to purchase 2014 dog licenses without a penalty.
Thompson announced that satellite locations have been set up to purchase dog licenses at the Athens and Nelsonville Kroger during the month of January.
Kennel licenses may only be purchased at the Athens County Auditor's Office. Individuals must be in the business of professionally breeding dogs for hunting or for sale to qualify for a kennel license. Purchasers of kennel license may be subject to inspection by the Athens County Dog Warden.
Thompson and Athens County Dog Warden Jeff Koons urge owners to purchase dog tags because a tagged dog has a higher chance of finding its way home after wandering off.