Ownership Proof, ID Required with New APS Rule

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New rules went into effect Tuesday for anyone attempting to surrender unwanted pets at Columbus Animal Protective Services.

Sheriff Bill Rogers said in a social media post that proof of ownership is now required for anyone turning in dogs and cats at the county shelter.

“We will no longer be accepting owner surrenders without proof of ownership,” the post said. “If you are surrendering your animal, we will need photos, vet records and a copy of your ID. You will also have to sign an owner surrender form with details about your pet. There are no exceptions.”

The rule will not apply to strays, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

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