Dog owners get week reprieve
Kamloops council is giving dog owners with three pets one week of amnesty as it re-examines its fees.
While city bylaws allow two dogs per residence, pet owners with an extra dog can apply for a variance to keep the extra pooch for a $350 fee.
However, Mayor Peter Milobar told council some people who have applied to keep a third dog can’t afford the amount because of limited incomes.
“These people are coming forward because they’ve been flagged in our system for having three dog licences, not because they have had any complaints made against them,” he said.
Council agreed to suspend enforcement of the two-dog bylaw until it sees a report on changing the fee structure, which will most likely arrive at its April 24 meeting.