You’ve got to get a license for your dog. The powers that be, in New Tecumseth, insist upon it.
Starting on Jan. 29 and continuing for several weeks, town representatives will be going home-to-home to remind people that the furriest member of their family must be made official and a license must be purchased annually.
Along with DocuPet, a municipal dog licensing company, the awareness program is intended to remind residents of the town’s municipal by-law. The canvassers won’t be checking collars, but they will be dropping off information detailing the program between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. They won’t be selling licenses at the door.
The cost for tags ranges from $5 to $30 depending on the circumstances.
Dog licenses in New Tecumseth expire exactly one year from the date of purchase and are bought online at newtecumseth.docupet.com, over the phone using a credit card by calling 1-855-249-1370, or by visiting town hall. Those contravening the bylaw may be subject to a fine as determined by the Provincial Offences Act.