May is Dog Licence late fee 'forgiveness' Month!

Do you have an “in case of emergency” contact for your dog? That’s what your dog licence is. The City of Hamilton is going to help you get one. They are forgiving any late fees for dog licences in May.

It’s as easy as one, two and three. Firstly, log on to the city website or drop by Animal Services, City Hall or one of the municipal centres, to get an application. Secondly, submit your application and pay the fee. Thirdly, when you receive it, put your tag onto your dog’s collar.

 “We know that people get busy and often forget about renewing or even buying a dog licence. For this reason, we are forgiving any late fees for the entire month of May,” said  Ken Leendertse, Director of Licensing and Bylaw Services. “We know dog owners love their pets. Keeping them safe by buying an annual licence helps to ensure that they are.”

The licence program is also a community builder. One dollar from each licence goes towards funding Hamilton’s leash-free dog parks.  Licensing fees are also used to care and feed other lost or stray pets the come into the shelter. So your fee helps take care of other animals in their time of need.

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