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By: Sara Seyydin Journal Staff Writer
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What do you think about a private company called PetData taking over animal licensing for the City of Auburn? Asked at various businesses in Auburn by Sara Seyydin Margee Privara, Meadow Vista Age: 72 Occupation: retired social worker for Placer County “It’s such a non-issue for me. I have a small dog and I make sure she gets her shots. Unless, they are going to up the price and maybe that is why they want the company. Unless, the county is going to get rid of more employees.” Glenn Berg, Auburn Occupation: Photographer “It seems like they could do it online through the city. If they did and got pets stores to distribute information on how to register (more people might register pets). I don’t think people see any reason to register their pets. There are a lot of people that don’t have their pets registered. Where does the money go, I guess is a good question?” Tyler Rustin, Foresthill Age: 27 Occupation: Carpenter “I’m just not into having to license your animals anyways. I don’t have a problem with it if someone is trying to start up a company. It’s always better instead of the government running something.” Joshua Buck, Foresthill Age: 22 Occupation: self-employed “I’m all for the private sector doing it. They’ll be more jobs. That’s my personal opinion. I have a cat that had seven kittens and I have two small Shih Tzus. All of mine are licensed. I try to do stuff online rather than having to take time off work.” Paul Diquattro, Auburn Age: 72 Occupation: Grocery clerk “I don’t like outsourcing. It takes jobs away from the community. When you do it that way, they will probably want you to pay more money.”