Avoid ruff justice by getting your dog tag by March 31

Chatham-Kent dog owners have until March 31 to buy their 2024 municipal dog tag to avoid a late fee or possibly a hefty fine.

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The fee is $29 for paid or neutered dogs, $39.50 for others, a municipal release said.

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After March 31, owners with no tag for their pet could face a $240 fine.

Those buying a tag after March 31 will face a $10 late fee.

If a dog is lost, tag information is used to help reunite the pet with its owner, the municipality said. Dog tag revenue helps offset shelter operation, animal control and pet adoption services costs.

If you’ve moved or no longer own a dog, call 311 or 519-360-1998 to update or inactivate your dog license account.

Dog tags can be purchased:

  • Online: Complete the registration at pawr.org and a tag will be mailed to you.
  • By phone: call 311 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday to buy a tag using your credit card. Atag and receipt will be mailed to you.
  • By email: Fill out a dog tag license application and mail to PO Box 640, Chatham, Ont., N7M 5K8, with a check payable to Municipality of Chatham-Kent. A tag and receipt will be mailed to you.
  • In person: At any municipal office or the Chatham-Kent animal shelter at 405 Park Ave. E., Chatham.

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