mandatory dog ID card law in Westmount, Canada

Canadian town of Westmount, Quebec requires all dogs owners to carry ID badge effective May 3. The new measure goal is to improve public security officers safety who otherwise have to approach the pet which resulted in a few bites in the past. City councillor Cynthia Lulham said “Many dogs are not very open to being approached by a stranger to look at their neck, and we would have several biting incidents a year,”Many dog owners haven’t welcomed the regulations with understanding. Carrying a document for a dog sounds overkill to many town residents. City however annouced high penalties for dog owners not carrying ID cards for their dogs; $75-300 for first offense and up to $600 for repeat offenders.

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