Who says the local takeover of dog licenses will raise those hackles ? Prospective dog owners will have to go their town offices. This will establish some needed knowledge of where their local government is under NYS's system of governence. They will have a chance to meet their town clerk...maybe even the town supervisor.
In recent years, folks have lost a sense of identity with the town they live in. I run into people who live on say, Plaza Drive, who say they live in Watertown, when really they live in the Town of Pamelia.
An entire generation of young people has grown up not knowing where the town line is. Sending them to the town offices to license Fido will let people know about their town...Hopefully town officials will use the traffic to educate residents on the system.
Watertown Daily Times Dog licensing process could raise hackles of owners