Dog Owners – Let’s Keep Our Community Safe

Dog Owners – Let’s Keep Our Community Safe
Posted on 10/22/2018

Licencing your dog can help control/prevent the spread of rabies, promote animal health and safety and provide easy identification if your dog is lost or impounded.

For the sake of neighbourly respect and to protect citizens and the traveling public, residents of the Hamlet of Woking are reminded that all dogs within the Hamlet are required to be licenced.

Dog licences are available at the Saddle Hills County office at a cost of $25.00 and are good for the entire year in which they are purchased*. 

The licence fee includes the cost of a dog tag. Replacement tags cost $2.00 per tag. Licences are good until December 31st every year.

Owners who allow their dogs to run at large either with or without a licence are subject to fines and impoundment and the resulting fees (at cost).  

Fines are set in the County’s Master Rates Bylaw. The fine for a first offence Breach of Dog Control Bylaw is $100. A subsequent offence within one year of the first offence will incur a fine of $300 (per offence, per dog). For a full description of the fees and penalties in the Dog Control Bylaw simply click here or on the link at the end of the story.

Impoundment fees and Veterinary costs (if applicable) are charged when the dog is retrieved.

All impoundment fees are subject to change in accordance with the schedule of fees established by a pound keeper and incorporated into the animal control services agreement with Saddle Hills County.

Continuous offences will constitute court imposed fines, which upon guilt shall be no less than $300.00 and not more than $10,000.00.

* Per license, the annual license fee for a new dog will be pro-rated by the month in the year of acquisition.

·       Dog Licence Application Form

·       Bylaw 236-2015 Dog Control

Let’s all be good neighbours and do our part to ensure our dogs are health, safe and don’t inadvertently cause any undue stress or problems for our fellow citizens.