Anyone who needs to renew their dog or cat license should do so before the end of January, says Rainbow District Animal Control. The cost of licenses go up by $10 after Jan. 31. And failing to register your pet could result in a fine of $125.
Pet owners can call 705-673-3647 and renew the license with their credit card, or they can arrange to have an animal control officer deliver one to their residence.
They can also go to www.rdshelter.ca and download an application, which you mail with either a cheque or with credit card payment to Rainbow District Animal Control, Box 640, Azilda, Ont., P0M 1B0.
Applications can also be faxed to 705-983-5147 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Licences are also available at municipal citizen’s service centres.
“Although many people believe that their pet will never leave their property, pets have a way of getting out and getting lost,” says a new release from Rainbow District Animal Control. “Natural disasters, extreme weather, and fireworks can cause animals to become anxious and flee their property. Microchips are invisible to the eye and can occasionally go undetected. A license is visible proof of ownership, which lets people know that your pet is owned.”