Pet canine license renewal deadline fast approaching

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February 28 is the deadline for dog owners in the Central Okanagan to renew the license for their pet. 

After that date a late charge will be applied on any renewal.

The cost of a license is $16 for a dog that has been spayed or neutered, $50 if it has not.

Communications coordinator Bruce Smith says, “In spite of your best efforts, you never know when your dog might get away. A license provides easy identification should your dog escape and be taken to the pound; increasing the chance of getting your pet back.  

“As the regional district is only required to keep a dog for 72 hours, unless the owner of a lost, unlicensed dog contacts us, we can’t ensure their pet will be returned.”

Owners should also note that impounded and unlicensed dogs will be subject to an additional $50 fee, on top of the regular impound and licensing fees. “Many owners have found out the hard way that the cost of a license is cheaper than having to buy one and pay the added pound fees,” Smith adds.

Dog licenses may be purchased in person at any of the following outlets: the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s KLO Road office, the Westside sub-office at the Westbank and District Chamber of Commerce headquarters, Kelowna City Hall, municipal offices in the District of Lake Country and the District of Peachland as well as at dozens of licensing agents throughout the Central Okanagan.

For a full list of Central Okanagan Dog Licensing Agents, visit www.regionaldistrict .com.

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