By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
The Town of Cornelius will do away with its pet licensing fees, effective immediately, board members decided Monday.
Since the fee rules were implemented in mid-2010, standard licensing fees have ranged from $20 for spayed/neutered pets to $50 for unaltered pets, and are waved for seniors 65 years and older. In 2011, the town collected about $25,000 in pet license fees, but estimates that more than $25,000 in potential fees goes uncollected annually, as police have no way to enforce the rules. Read the full story