Canine activity decreases in regional district

Dog control service activity stats show increase in licences and decrease in impounds and euthanizations

  • Jan. 31, 2014 5:00 p.m.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan board has received information and statistics regarding the dog control service activity during 2013.

There were 16,908 dogs licensed in the Central Okanagan at the end of 2013, a 24 per cent increase compared to 2012.  That would include dogs living in Lake Country and the North Westside Road area.

“In addition, there were 632 dogs impounded during 2013, down from 685 in 2012 and continuing a 10-year downward trend,” said Bruce Smith, communications officer.

The number of dogs euthanized is also decreasing annually within RDCO, according to the year-end report.

“It has gone from a high of 306 in 2003 to 52 last year which includes 27 that were initiated by individual dog owners,” said Smith.