Editor's note: This is the third installment in a series of reports about Clay County's dog tax -- who owes it, where to pay it, how much to pay and where the money goes.
Why do we tax dogs? It is a question that many people ask themselves, and not knowing is the main reason why many do not take the time to pay the licensing fees.
For example, in Brazil Township the number of properly licensed pets in 2002 was 58. After efforts to educate the public the number rose to 165 in 2004. As of June 22, 2005, the number of properly licensed dogs in Brazil city township is 50, but these numbers are not genuine.
"Let's be realistic, there are more dogs than that