It might not seem like much, but a small metal tag on your dog’s collar can mean keeping your dogs safe and home where they belong.
The Municipality of Pictou County encourages all its dog owners to register their dogs so the animals can be easily identified if they are found off their property.
“The benefit of a registered dog is that if I pick up your dog, and it is tagged, the first time I will return it to you and if it is not tagged, I will take it to the SPCA and you will need to pay all of the fees associated with them keeping it until its owner is found,” said Municipality of Pictou County Bylaw Enforcement Officer Anne MacCarthy.
Dog owners wanting to claim their unregistered dogs after they have been found running at large and taken to the SPCA can pay associated frees running as high as $410. If the dog is brought to the SPCA, it will not be able to be returned to its owner until its registered.
For more information, call 902-485-8640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org