2024 municipal dog tag deadline is March 31

Dog owners in Chatham-Kent have until March 31 to purchase their 2024 municipal dog tag and avoid a late fee and possible fine.

Municipal officials say the fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $29 or $39.50 if your pet hasn’t been spayed or neutered.

A $10 late fee applies after March 31.

Owners of dogs without tags could face a $240 fine.

If a dog is lost, the information on the tags is used to help reunite the pet with its owner.

Funds raised from dog tags helps to offset the cost of shelter operation, animal control and adoption services for pets, Municipal officials added.

Dog tags can be purchased using the following methods:

– Online – Visit PAWR’s website and complete the registration. A dog tag will be mailed to you.

– By phone: call 3-1-1 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. gtom Monday to Friday to make purchase with a credit card. A dog tag and receipt will be mailed to you.

– By mail – Complete the dog tag licence application form and send by mail to PO Box 640, Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K8 together with a cheque payable to Municipality of Chatham-Kent. A dog tag and receipt will be mailed to you.

– In person – at any municipal office or at the Chatham-Kent animal shelter on Park Ave. East, Chatham.

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