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Apr112011

Illinois Dog Park May Require People Licenses

Kane Skennar/Photodisc/Thinkstock(AURORA, Ill.) -- What's good for Fido should apparently be good for his owner.

There's talk that the Kane County Forest Preserve District near Aurora, Illinois may actually make it mandatory for people to wear a license around their necks if they use the local dog park.

It's a suggestion that's been made to help raise funds for the struggling municipality.  Officials are discussing charging an annual fee for park visitation that would basically require people to wear a badge attached to a lanyard.

This raised the fur of some folks with pooches, according to preserve spokeswoman Laurie Methanchuk, who "thought we were kind of making the owners wear a leash, which is not the case at all."

Still, if the plan goes through, residents would have to pay $40 for use of the four dog parks, double that for non-residents.

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