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Colorado Man Heads To Court Over Dog Citation

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Matt Townsend and Wolfie (credit: CBS)

Matt Townsend and Wolfie (credit: CBS)

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – A suburban Denver man is headed to court after he was jailed for refusing to buy a license for his daughter’s service dog.

Matthew Townsend is due in court on Monday after he spent seven hours in jail for failing to appear on a citation.

Townsend says his dogs are vaccinated and he sees no reason to buy an additional license to subsidize a local dog pound.

Authorities say another 50 people in Jefferson County could face the same fate.

Last year, the county issued nearly 500 citations for violations.

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