Drivers need licenses, boater need licenses and yes, Oakville dogs need to have a current license too! It’s alot of reponsibility to be a dog, and every dog must have a license in the Town of Oakville.
Licenses on a dog help them quickly find their homes again if they are lost as the identification on the “dog tag” is sufficient to find the owner. Dogs may not intentionally run away, but temporarily get disoriented and lose their way.
Sure there are stories of the dog that found his way back to Toronto from Montreal, but in general, a lost dog that wanders the streets is a danger to drivers and others in the community and risks getting injured or struck by a vehicle.
Contact the local Oakville Humane Society and get your dog licensed for the New Year. Happy New Year 2012! wuff!!!
Time to get dog licences
The Oakville & Milton Humane Society (OMHS) is reminding pet owners that now is the time to come in and renew their dog licences.
The Town of Oakville requires that all dogs be licensed, and sets the fees ($25 for a spayed/neutered dog, $50 for not), but the program is administered by the OMHS.
“We encourage people to have as many forms of identification as possible on their pets, but the one you legally have to have is a licence,” explained Dushko. “Dogs can’t tell us where they live, and their licence can speak for them.”
To find out more about the licensingprogram contact the Oakville & Milton Human Society at 905-845-1551, www.oakvillehumane.ca or drop by the shelter at 445 Cornwall Road.