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Sarnia has more than 4,000 licensed dogs

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Sarnia bylaw enforcement officers going door-to-door to see which pet owners hadn’t obtained dog licences this summer generated an additional $30,000 for city coffers.

Two staff visited 700 homes between July and September, resulting in the sale of 654 dog licences, City Hall says.

The money helps pay for animal control and the city’s contracts with the Sarnia & District Humane Society, which provides pound services, adoption programs and veterinary care for homeless and injured animals.

In total, Sarnia has more than 4,000 licensed dogs on the books whose tags generated $193,000 in fees.

Because proof of a rabies shot is required, dog tags also reduce confusion and fear when a person or another animal is bitten.





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