Chatham-Kent dog tag. (Photo courtesy of Myriam Armstrong, Pet And Wildlife Rescue)Chatham-Kent dog tag. (Photo courtesy of Myriam Armstrong, Pet And Wildlife Rescue)

Dog tag enforcement begins in CK

Animal control officers will be going door-to-door in Chatham-Kent this week.

The representatives from Pet and Wildlife Rescue (PAWR) will be contacting anyone who hasn't purchased their 2023 dog tag.

The by-law enforcement officers will be wearing animal control uniforms and name tags.

The Animal Ownership By-law requires that all dog owners purchase a municipal dog licence each year. Failure to do so could result in a $240 fine.

The cost of a dog tag is $38 per dog. That includes the late fee. Dogs that are now spayed or neutered will pay an additional $10.

Dog tags can be purchased at the animal shelter in Chatham or at any municipal office. They can also be purchased online at, and the tag will be mailed to you.

If you no longer own a dog, you can call 311 or 519-360-1998 to have your dog licence account inactivated.

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