Edmonton’s Animal Control is out with a warning over the last few days of summer to make sure dogs and cats living in the city are registered.
“With dog parks and the nicer weather, the pets tend to come out more. They’re going camping with their family and they’re out at the dog parks, so we try to do a bit of a blitz,” said City of Edmonton Communtiy Relations Advisor Tanya Laughren.
It’s a requirement within city limits, but mostly importantly, it helps pets get back to their owners.
“This keeps you in compliance with bylaw, but what it also does is it identifies the animal to you as the person because it has all kind of contact information and other details that we need to know about the animal. So, if you’re animal is ever to go lost, this would link you and the animal together so that we can easily and quickly reunite you,” said Laughren.
“Licensing your pet is part of our bylaw, so there is a fine that can be associated to it should an officer or a complaint be put in about you not having a licence on your animal. Of course, when animals are at large, people can call 311 and our officers can be dispatched out to safely contain the animal and bring it in to our facility.”
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Laughren says Animal Control street team members will be out over the next few days to make registering pets a little easier adding they may have some treats to hand out as well.