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Haven't licensed your dog? There's a $300 fine in the Central Okanagan

July 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Are you harbouring an unlicensed dog? If so, hiding them inside won't save you from the $300 fine — the Central Okanagan Regional District knows where you live, and they're coming for a visit. 

“Bylaw enforcement staff will begin contacting owners to determine the status of the dog so that we can update our records," regional district communications officer Bruce Smith said in a news release issued today, July 22.

Smith said the regional district has identified 2,968 dogs in the Central Okanagan that were licensed last year, but have not been relicensed this year.

If you've moved from this area since then, or if your dog has passed away, make sure you contact the regional district before they come knocking. 

Dog licences can be purchased using the My Dog Matters App in addition to visiting the Regional District office at 1450 KLO Rd. in Kelowna, the Regional Dog Pound at 890 Weddell Pl. also in Kelowna, each municipal government office and at the Kelowna branch of the SPCA at 3785 Casorso Rd. North Westside residents may also purchase a license when staff is available at the main fire hall at 514 Udell Road in Killiney Beach.

Licensing costs for spayed or neutered dogs are $40 annually, and non-spayed and neutered dogs are $80. If owners renew their license prior to March, they qualify for the early bird pricing, which cuts the cost by $20.

To register your dog online, click here.


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