Quesnel City Council is poised to crack down on those who don’t have dog licenses outside the city.
Tanya Turner is the Director of Development Services…
“The reason that we are requesting this is we feel it creates a double inequity for city dog owners that pay for dog licenses and thereby fund these facilities under both the taxation and licensing programs.”
Turner says the licenses will be required for dogs in all city parks and trails.
She notes that it will likely encourage city residents to get licenses as well and also help the bylaw enforcement department to identify animals that are causing disturbances.
The cost is 10 dollars for spayed or neutered dogs and 25 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered.
The fine for a dog without a license is 50 dollars, although Turner notes that there will be an educational periods for informing individuals who are outside the city.
Council gave the first three readings to the proposed amendment to the Animal, Bird and Insect Control Bylaw.