Three Year and Lifetime Pet Licences Available March 1, 2017
Jan 24, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Greater Sudbury pet owners will soon have the option of purchasing three year or lifetime dog and cat tags for improved convenience and cost savings. New prices for pet licences come into effect March 1, 2017, as approved by Council under the Miscellaneous User Fee By-law. In the City of Greater Sudbury, pet owners are required to licence dogs and cats which have reached 12 weeks of age or over.
“We’re in transition between existing and new animal care and control by-laws. For this reason, By-law Compliance and Enforcement Officers will use their discretion when enforcing the requirement for a pet licence until after March 1,” said Melissa Laalo, Greater Sudbury Animal Care and Control By-law Coordinator. “Responsible pet owners will have the option of purchasing a tag under the new fee structure.”
From now until February 28, one-year licences that are renewed or purchased for a dog or cat will remain at:
- $15 for spayed or neutered pets
- $30 for unaltered pets and
- $15 for adults age 55 and over
Starting March 1, 2017, new pet licences will remain available online at www.greatersudbury.ca/animals, at Greater Sudbury Public Libraries and Citizen Service Centres, and at participating pet stores and veterinary clinics:
- Price of a one year licence will rise to $25 for a spayed or neutered dog or cat and $40 for an unaltered pet.
- Price of a three year licence will be $60 for a spayed or neutered pet and $100 for an unaltered pet.
- Price of a lifetime licence will be $150 for a spayed or neutered pet and $240 for an unaltered pet.
Greater Sudbury Council has approved discounts for citizens age 65 and over, effective March 1, 2017:
- Price of a one year licence will be $20 for a spayed or neutered dog or cat and $30 for an unaltered pet.
- Price of a three year licence will be $50 for a spayed or neutered pet and $80 for an unaltered pet.
- Price of a lifetime licence will be $100 for a spayed or neutered pet and $200 for an unaltered pet.
An up-to-date dog or cat licence gives pet owners the following benefits:
- Less worry when a pet is lost: Residents are more likely to approach a stray dog or cat if it is wearing a tag and Animal Shelter staff can contact the owner immediately.
- One free ride home the first time a stray dog or cat is picked up by Greater Sudbury By-law Compliance and Enforcement: The pet will not be brought to the Animal Shelter if arrangements can be made to meet the owner at home.
- The knowledge of what has happened to a pet: Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter will contact owners of deceased pets collected from municipal roads if the pet can be identified.
Citizens are invited to view the City of Greater Sudbury’s new By-law to Regulate the Keeping of Animals, Responsible Pet Ownership and the Registration of Dogs and Cats at www.greatersudbury.ca/animals. Residents who do not have access to a personal computer may visit their nearest Greater Sudbury Public Library for assistance. The new By-law is effective March 1, 2017.