Representatives from Pet and Wildlife Rescue will begin their dog tag enforcement campaign across the municipality next week, starting on June 14, 2021.
Animal control officers will be contacting anyone who has not purchased their 2021 municipal dog tag, PAWR officials say.
Municipal dog tags can be purchased at the animal shelter in Chatham or at any municipal office.
Municipal officials remind residents that the Responsible Animal Ownership By-law #93-2015 requires that all dog owners must obtain municipal dog licences (tags) for their dogs each year.
Residents who fail to purchase 2021 dog tags risk being fined $240.
The cost of a dog tag is $38 per dog which includes the late fee provided the dog has been sterilized otherwise an additional $10 fee is applied.
The by-law enforcement officers will be identified by their animal control uniforms and identification name tag.
In addition, the officers will be driving a vehicle marked with animal control.
Should you no longer own a dog, kindly contact 311 or 519-360-1998 to have your dog licence account inactivated.
For more information on dog tags and animal control, contact the Municipality of Chatham-Kent at 311 or 519.360.1998.
List of municipal offices: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/services/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx