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12 The Sun, Thursday, February 14, 1980 % Yamhil! County Animal Control supervisor John Williams shows one of the homeless dogs the officers picked up while patroling the county. on rol icers egln og license crac A license crackdown is on the agenda for the coming month_ as the Yamhill County Animal Control office urges county dog owners to license their pets before March 2. A late charge of $25 plus the license fee will be required for those seeking licensing after March 2. The three person de- partment plans an aggressive, county-wide search for unlicensed dogs. Fines for not licensing start at $27. Fines for pet owners whose dogs have not been vaccinated run up to $105. "Without the licens- ing program, the animal population would be out of control," Yamhill County animal control officer John Williams said. While many city and rural dog owners alike avoid licensing their dogs, complaints about roaming dogs pour into the county office daily. "The city people ask why they must have their dog licensed when it stays in the house all the time; the country people say their dog doesn't bother anyone since they live out of town," Williams said. Oregon state law says all dogs must be vacci- nated for rabies. Coun- ties throughout the state enforce this rabies law through licensing. The licensing fees and fines collected support the animal control programs. A by-product of the license enforcement is that the county also picks up unwanted and com- plaint animals. Licensing fees run from $3 an- nually for a senior citizen RENTALS AND SALES of Downhill and cross country ski equipment and clothing. More convenient than renting at the hill...and very reasonable rates. Rent Friday afternoon. return Sunday and receive only a one day charge! MAC; SKI SHOP 2800 N. Lafayette MeMinnvllle 472.6223 or 472-4961 with a neutered dog to $9 for a fertile dog, male or female. Last year, 8,800 dogs were ticensed in Yamhill County. Williams esti- mates that there may be about 12,000 dogs in the county. "There is quite a problem with dogs at large," he said. "But it's not the dog that's at fault, it's the people who are to blame. If everyone was a responsible dog owner, we wouldn't have a job," he added. Williams, with the assistance of control officer Jamie James and Kennel officer Adde Kirkpatrick handle as many as 250 dogs monthly. "Puppy sea- sons are particularly a problem. Sometimes we get a matched set of nine," James laughed. "Most of the dogs we pick up are strays or abandoned; last week we found a box of pups by the roadside at Gaston," James added. "We also get some abuse cases, like a male German Shepherd we picked up in Sheridan which had a choke chain imbedded in his neck," Kirkpatrick commented. In another Sheridan case two dogs were left locked in a house until police notified the animal con- trol officers and they broke in to get the dogs. "If people don't want own to keep their dogs, they can bring them in and we'll put them out for adoption immediately," Kirkpatrick said. Dogs picked up are kept for three days before the animal control places them up for adoption. Following this, they are kept for five days before they are put away. Every month 50 to 60 dogs must be put away through an electrical process that is also used throughout Canada. "People who have moved to the country thinking that their dogs can run loose are one big problem," Williams re- marked. "The dogs roam for miles and chase stock and wildlife," he added. "It's a good feeling to be able to help the dogs by giving them a dry, warm place and meals," James said."They alwaysseem glad we pickedthem up," she concluded. Chambercommittees Logging safety rules d taile , Associated Oregon la ing crew--must be grams for the non-entry kindsayand..-,,i Loggers Inc. conducted a submitted to the Acci-level positions must be Associated iJ Loggers Inc., selected training meeting at Wil- dent Prevention Division submitted within one non-profit | Committee chairper- lamina High School year. sons for the Sheridan Monday night to brief for approval within 60 dependent | Chamber of Commerce area loggers on the days after March 1. The training session with 325 state's new safety codeWritten job training pro- was conducted by Robertstatewide. were selected last Thursday at a board of director's meeting. Here is a list of the committees and the chairpersons: South Yamhill River Race, Wayne Potter; Easter egg hung, Darol Funk; membership, Gratia Robertson and Jerry Brown; area develop- ment, Gordon Neilson; merchants Committee, Billie Jean Stevens; Phil Sheridan Days, Bill Ivie; education. Bill Hilton; legislative, Billie Jean Stevens and Jerry Brown; industrial pro- motions, Gary Holton; program committee, Henry Weller; historian, Sandy Nosenzo; Centen- nial committee, Hank Valentine. The chamber board of directors will meet on the first Thursday of each month at noon at Western Deer Park Restaurant. The next meeting will be March 6. The meetings are open to all chamber of commerce members. A letter notifying chamber members of dues for 1980 will be mailed in the near future, accordingto Brown, secretary- treasurer. The board voted to work with the rodeo association to possibly save this year's rodeo. A presentation was made by Ron Bunch, a Yamhill County planner, and Debbie Wood of the Council of Governments on methods to promote new industries locating in this area. Holton asked the chamber to consider industrial pro- motions as the No. 1 priority for the group this year. assl s! KEIZER TRAVEL ml For airline tickets .Tours .Cruises Amtrak tickets .Tickets delivered to your door, on request. I , I 393-6095 I I I I 000 Under a special time limited offer you can learn to fly in solo at Sheridan for only $229.99 That's itl This limited time offer is on a first come, serve basis. Call 843-3616 that becomes law March 1. About 250 persons attended the four hour meeting and received copies of the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Code. The code will affect independent logging companies as well as their crews. Loggers not in compli- ance with the new regulations will be liable for stiff fines. The Accident Prevention Di- vision of the State Workers' Compensation Department will enforce the safety code. Highlights of the new code include a regulation that landing crew mem- bers must wear brightly- colored vests and those operating chainsaws must wear protective chaps. The code also provides that all logging crew members must keep a copy of the logging safety code and understand its contents. All employers are re- quired to develop and implement a formal job training and accident prevention program tai- lored to the needs of their particular operation and the types of hazards involved. A written job program for the five entry level positions, -- choker chains, fallers, buckers, log truck drivers and Forgery charge nets jail term School Andrew J. Campbell, In another case, Lance 27, of 623 N.E. "E" St.,S. Greenlaw, 21, of 825 sets Willamina, was sen- S.W. Hill St., Willamina,The tenced to 10 days in jail pleaded innocent to a board has after pleading guilty incharge of perjury, hold its Yamhill County Circuit board positi Court to a charge of The Yamhiil County 24 instead forgery. He also was Grand Jury has indicted Candidates given a suspended six- two persons accused of in running month jail term and hindering Greenlaw's seats up for placed on 18 months arrest Jan. 22. The pairmust file by probation for the Nov. 29 are Leslie A. Fendall, 18, 20. The forgery of a check. A of Sheridan, Rt. 2, Box Tommy theft charge was dis- 381, and Loren D. Mendenhall missed. Greenlaw, 22. four-year Exposure Develop & Print Color Print Film Similar Savings On Other Sizes LIMITED TIME OFFER CODE 180/23W/296 $1 mlna 212 N.E. Main,Willamina 876-211 Pharmacy 876-8652 Garden Fresh U.S. No. 1 10 lb bag TANGELOS medium size lbs for lbs for or each Enjoy plus medium size ZUCCHINI YAMS for lb Mexican head SP :CIAL PRICES EFFECTIVE thruFEB. 19 |