South Glengarry looks at ‘ineffective’ dog tag program
BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff Following a recent suggestion from a South Glengarry councillor, township administration is reevaluating its existing dog licensing program.
South Glengarry’s manager of property standards and enforcement Gary Poupart proposed a number of options for revising the manner in which the municipality currently manages dog licensing in an information report presented to township council February 20.
Based on the findings of Mr. Poupart’s initial assessment, the status quo needs to be overhauled.
“A conservative estimate based on the number of households in the township suggests a population of approximately 1,980 owned dogs within the township,” he stated.
“Based on the years 2016-2017, the average number of dogs licensed annually in the township is 815. This represents only 41.2 per cent of dogs being licensed annually...(which) may demonstrate that the current licensing program is ineffective...”
South Glengarry’s current dog licensing program, outlined in
makes it mandatory for township pet owners to obtain a licence for every dog that is three months of age or older.