News Briefs: Sunday, September 27, 2009

KINGMAN

Kingman Animal Control is reminding pet owners to make sure their dogs and cats are spayed or neutered. A new Arizona State Statute takes effect on Sept. 30 and states that owners will have to pay a $50 fee on top of any normal fee to recover their pets from Animal Control shelters if the animal is not spayed or neutered.

Pet owners will also have to pay for a license if the animal does not have one and may have to pay for each day a pet is kept at a shelter.

For more information, call Kingman Animal Control at (928) 753-2727.

KINGMAN

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is advising people to exercise caution when paying for fuel at the pump.

Criminals are installing scanner devices at the pumps. The scanner will read the card and pin numbers that are entered. Later, the suspect comes back and downloads the scanner device with all of your information.

Mohave Silent Witness highly recommends that customers pay inside rather than at the pump. Many people are choosing to use their debit card as a credit transition.

To report crimes anonymously call Mohave Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234 or (888) 227-8780.

KINGMAN

Sam Wercinski has announced his candidacy for Arizona Secretary of State and will hold a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calico's Restaurant, 418 Beale Street.

Wercinski is a "forward leaning" Democrat and said he is basing his campaign on mutual respect.

He served as Arizona's real estate commissioner and is an Air Force veteran and Air Force Academy graduate.

He received his masters from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

For more information, visit, www.Sam4AZ.com. To RSVP to the event call, (928) 753-0006 or (928) 897-2496.