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King County veterinarians oppose vaccine reports

SEATTLE (AP) - Veterinarians in King County oppose a proposal to require them to report rabies vaccination records to Regional Animal Services so the agency can use the information to go after more owners to license their pets.

KIRO-FM reports ( veterinarians don't want to rat out their customers.

Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association President Christine Wilford says it would undermine their relationship and may prevent some owners from having their pets vaccinated.

County law requires all dogs and cats to be licensed, but only an estimated 26 percent of dogs and 12 percent of cats are currently licensed.

Regional Animal Services Manager Gene Muelller says it needs more licensing revenue.


Information from: KIRO-FM,

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