Rural residents are being reminded to keep an eye on their dogs.
The M.D.’s Public Safety Department is urging to ensure their dogs are properly secured on their property because of an increase in dog-at-large complaints.
In a press released sent Friday, the M.D. said that when these licensed dogs are found at large they may be apprehended and turned over to the SPCA until the owner is located. If unlicensed dogs are apprehended, the owner is fined under local Bylaws.
“Please ensure your dogs are tagged – a new M.D. dog license is $20.00 and a replacement tag is $5.00,” the M.D. said.
“As we collectively spend more time outside this summer, please be aware that barking dog complaints are common when dogs are left outside all day.
“When dogs become bored or anxious, they may start barking unnecessarily at neighbours, passing motorists, or children playing nearby. We understand and appreciate the work involved in being a responsible dog owner. If you have any questions, please contact Public Safety.”