Time to Renew Dog and Cat Licences in Kingston

Published on: 2011/12/07 - in News

The City is reminding Kingston pet owners to ensure they renew their dog and cat licences before the January 1, 2011 deadline.

Licenses include a collar tag that will make it easier for strangers and animal control officers to contact you in the event your pet becomes lost.

According to a City of Kingston Release,” City Bylaw 2004-144 requires dogs living in any part of the city, and cats living in the urban area to be licensed when they are 20 weeks of age or older. Your pet’s record – which includes address, vaccination, tattoos, and other identifying information – is updated when you renew.”

Owners can license their cats and dogs at the City Hall, Payment Centre, 216 Ontario St., the Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Court, McEwen Animal Hospital, Princess Animal Hospital, Sims Animal Hospital, Collins Bay Animal Hospital, Frontenac Animal Hospital, Global Pet Foods and Pet Valu Discount Pet Food stores.

In an effort to encourage pet control, the City charges less to register or renew a license for spayed or neutered pets than for pets that are not spayed or neutered. Guide dogs can be registered for free.

Owners with previously registered pets should have received a renewal notice that will include their pet’s registration number on it. This registration number can be used to renew license using a Visa or MasterCard.  Dog Park users are also reminded that dogs in unleashed dog parks must wear an up-to-date tag.

License can be purchased online at at www.cityofkingston.ca/pets.

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