District dog owners urged to get licences

Lake Country and North Westside residents are encouraged to get their 2013 dog licence before Feb. 28

Lake Country and North Westside residents are encouraged to get their 2013 dog licence before Feb. 28.

The tag for a dog that has been spayed or neutered costs $20 while a dog licence for those that have not costs $60. Starting March 1, a $20 dollar late fee is applied to renewals.

“Renewing the dog licence is not only the responsible thing to do, but a licence is required under the regional district dog bylaw,” said Bruce Smith, with the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Having an up to date dog licence on your pet’s collar makes it easier for our dog pound staff to reunite a stray dog with their owner.”

Dogs not licensed and impounded are subject to an additional $100 fee, on top of the regular impound and licensing fees.

Dog licences may be purchased in person at any local government office, the North Westside Fire Hall and dozens of pet stores and veterinary clinics within RDCO.