I was unpleasantly surprised when I received a bill from the bylaw department to remind me I owed late fees for my two dog licences.
Something that should have cost me $60 was now a bill for $120.
I have always paid my licence fee in January and, because I have had dogs for more than 20 years, I did not read the small print and didn’t see that the deadline for payment had been changed to Jan. 19.
What a dirty trick. Unlike many others, I license my two dogs and enjoy the benefit of the money that goes into maintenance of dog parks and more.
How hard would it have been to put out a public announcement that the deadline had changed?
I imagine lots of people with double the licence fee will not bother to renew.
At about 3,000 overdue fees, it is a nice money grab for the City of Kamloops.
I’ve paid my fine because my dogs work as therapy dogs and it’s required, but I would have thought twice about it otherwise.