Own a dog? Licences are due this month for Tri-City pooches

Own a dog? Licences are due this month for Tri-City pooches

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Christmas is over but, if you’re a dog owner, you still need to keep a bit a change in your pocket for your pooch’s new licence.

Christmas is over but, if you’re a dog owner, you still need to keep a bit a change in your pocket for your pooch’s new licence.

This month, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody city halls will accept payments for 2020 dog licences — the cost of which varies depending on the municipality you live in.

In Coquitlam, all canines six months and older must have a dog tag and be registered with the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, which is partially funded through dog licences.

Until Feb. 1, the fee is $28 for spayed or neutered dogs (or $57 for non-spayed or non-neutered animals) while, after that date, it’s $45 (or $74 for non-spayed or non-neutered). Owners are asked to provide proof of spaying or neutering to get the discount. Visit coquitlam.ca to apply online.

Cut rates are also offered to Port Coquitlam dog owners, before Feb. 1: For neutered or spayed dogs, it’s $32 ($80 for non-spayed or non-neutered animals) while the cost is $47 after the due date ($95 for unspayed or un-neutered). Like Coquitlam, a copy of the neuter/spay certificate is required for new applications. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.

And, in Port Moody, further discounts are available for elderly owners of dogs older than four months: Owners ages 65 and up can buy their dog licence for a flat fee of $30. For younger masters, the yearly fee — before Feb. 3 — is $45 for spayed or neutered pets ($50 afterwards) and $70 for unfixed dogs ($78 after the due date).

As well, Port Moody dogs deemed as aggressive pay a $250 licence while owners of vicious dogs are charged $515. Visit portmoody.ca.

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