Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez is sponsoring a Pick of the Litter photo contest for Lucas County dog owners to raise awareness about the upcoming dog licensing season.
Owners can enter by sending a photo of their pet to the auditor s office. The winning dog will receive the #1 dog tag for 2009 and also have its picture used on 2010 dog tag renewal forms.
The contest begins Monday and runs through Jan. 16, 2009.
Entries may be mailed to the auditor s office at Government Center in Toledo with Pick of the Litter written under the address. More information is available at the auditor s www.co.lucas.oh.us/auditor Web site.
Ohio dog owners must buy annual licenses for any dog more than 3 months old. For 2009, the license purchase period is today through Jan. 31. Licenses are $25, plus a $25 late fee to register after the deadline.
Tags can be bought at the auditor s office, the Lucas County Dog Warden s office, or at designated agents in the county.