Brant County says if you have a current dog license and a tag you may be reunited with pooch much faster.
Spokesman Greg Bergeron says staff can then quickly access the owners’ information and prevent a trip to the shelter and an overnight fee.
While owners may feel licensing their pet is a hassle, the county says tags can allow authorities and victims of a bite to determine if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies.
All fees go towards animal control services provided by Hillside Kennel who assist lost, sick and injured animals found in Brant County.
Dog licensing forms are available online at www.brant.ca/dog and expire on March 31, 2018.
(Pictured: George, photo taken by Julie McKeen)