A cruel twist

"It's going to a good cause, it's a not-for-profit, and it's supporting our programs," Morgan said. "If someone comes in and owns a dog, I don't think it's going to be an issue. One hundred percent [will] go back to the SPCA ...

"And it's not hitting people who don't have animals," he said.

According to records from the Onondaga County Health Department, there are approximately 28,500 dog licenses issued in Onondaga County each year. If all municipalities agree to add a $2 surcharge, the CNY SPCA would exceed its $30,000 goal by approximately $17,000. However, if enough townships say no, the CNY SPCA could still fall short of funding.

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