It’s time for dog owners in the regional district to get licences for the coming year. (Image, Pixabay)

It’s time for dog owners in the regional district to get licences for the coming year. (Image, Pixabay)

Comox Valley Regional District reminds dog owners it’s licence time

Costs going up in 2021 to support increased patrols, education and animal control

It’s time for electoral area dog owners to renew their pet’s licence.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months of age to be licensed every year within Electoral Area A – Baynes Sound (except Hornby Island and Denman Island), Electoral Area B – Lazo North and Electoral Area C – Puntledge and Black Creek.

RELATED STORY: Comox Valley Regional District 2019 dog licences have expired

Dog licences for 2021 are now available and are valid from Jan. 1 until Dec. 31 each year. Residents who live within the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland need to contact their municipal office to get a dog licence.

Currently, the cost to license a spayed or neutered dog is $5, or $15 for a non-spayed or neutered dog. As of Jan. 1, 2021 dog licence costs will be increasing to $10 dollars for a spayed or neutered dog and $25 for a non-spayed or neutered dog.

“Dog license costs will be increasing starting Jan. 1, 2021,” explains CVRD bylaw compliance manager Amanda Yasinski. “The increased cost will be supporting increased patrols, education sessions and animal control programs within the regional district.”

There are several locations for purchasing the licences within the regional district:

  • Comox Valley Regional District, 770 Harmston Ave., Courtenay, Tel: 250-334-6000;
  • BCSPCA, Comox Valley & District, 1668 Ryan Rd. East, Courtenay, Tel: 250-339-7722;
  • Ships Point Improvement District, 7729 Vivian Way, Fanny Bay, Tel: 250-335-0551.

For more information on dog licences within CVRD electoral areas, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/doglicence.

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