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Increased volume of dog related complaints leads to MD statement

The MD of Bonnyville’s Public Safety department is urging residents to make sure their dogs are properly secured within their property following an increase in dog-at-large complaints throughout the municipality.
MD Peace Officers

BONNYVILLE – The MD of Bonnyville’s Public Safety Department is urging residents to make sure their dogs are properly secured within their property following an increase in dog-at-large complaints received throughout the municipality. 

“When found at large, dogs that are licensed may be apprehended and turned over to the SPCA until their owners located. Additionally, unlicensed dogs may be apprehended and the owner fined under local bylaws. Please ensure your dogs are tagged,” states a media release put out by the MD. 

To purchase a new MD dog licence is $20. A replacement tag is $5.  

“As we collectively spend more time outside this summer, please be aware that barking dog complaints are common,” continues the statement. 

“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.” 

Residents with questions regarding the municipality’s pet licence program or response to animal complaints can be directed to the MD’s Public Safety department.