TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y.- On Thursday another census begins.
But this one's for the dogs.
If you live in the Ken-Ton area, expect a visit from uniformed teenage volunteers with the Explorers program this month.
They're working for the police department, and they'll be knocking on doors making sure dogs are licensed.
"Those people that aren't home, they'll use basic methods, listen to how many dogs are barking to try and determine how many animals are there," said Lt. Nick Bado, with the Town of Tonawanda Police Department.
In the Town, residents are allowed two dogs per household.
Each pup over four months old must have a license that is renewed each year
Those who don't comply face tickets, fines and court.
In order to get a license, your dog must be up to date on its Rabies shots.