This week city leaders discussed a new "pet fee" to helps the costs of animal control services and a majority of Rockford residents feel the same about the idea.

This new pet fee would cost citizens $10 or $25 depending on whether your cat or dog is "atlered" or "unaltered", according to

Here are some of your responses shared on Facebook.

  • "So this is how we pay for other people's money problems? No! Get someone who knows how to budget money." - Rebecca Moss
  • "Stop taxing the middle class to death." - Donny Gorrell
  • "We already pay a fee every year when we have to register them." - Elyse McDaniel
  • "They need their pay cut!" - Mindy Reaska
  • "And then they will get another raise." - Gregg Scott

Almost 80 Rockfordians shared their thoughts on this issue by answering this week's Q98.5 poll. The results were not surprising.

Rockford Pet Fee Poll

If any Rockford city officials are reading this - make note of how we feel.

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