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City Holding ‘License-a-thon’ to Register Your Pooch

April 7, 2010 12:57 PM | News

By David Klassen

Dog wearing sunglasses

The city will hold a “License-a-thon” for the first time ever to encourage dog owners to purchase a license for their pet.

On Saturday, April 17 between noon and 4 p.m. at 1057 Logan Avenue, Animal Services will reward dog owners with a coupon for a $10 micro-chip when they register their pooch.

Licenses are fairly affordable at a cost of $26 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $61 for an un-spayed or un-neutered dog.

“We want to get lost dogs back to their owners as soon as possible, and a current license is the best way to help our staff make that connection,” said Leland Gordon, Animal Services COO. “Unfortunately, only about 10% of the stray dogs that enter Animal Services come in wearing a dog license.”

All dogs over the age of six months are required by law to be licensed. The fine for not having a license is $250.