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Dog licence renewal saves money

The countdown is on for Lake Country and North Westside dog owners to save some money by renewing their pet’s license.

Feb. 28 is the deadline in the Central Okanagan Regional District to receive a 2011 dog tag for $20 if the dog is spayed or neutered and $60 if it isn’t. After that, a $20 late fee will be added for license renewals.

“Hopefully, you’ll never have to use it, but having a dog tag on your pet’s collar makes it very easy for our dog control officers and pound staff to re-unite stray pets with their owners,” said Bruce Smith, communications co-ordinator.

“Often it’s a matter of just a couple of phone calls so paying the $20 license fee now is a small price and could save you money. That’s because almost 75 per cent of the dogs that end up at the pound are not licensed, so before their pet is released their owners have to pay an additional $100 fee, on top of the regular impound and licensing fees.”

Revenue from the sale of licenses helps offset the cost of providing dog control services.

A list of license agents is printed on license renewal notices but is also available in the dog control section at www.regionaldistrict.com.

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