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 https://pawr.org/product-category/dog-tags/, 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.