SPCA takes over dog licensing duties from City

Flin Flon dog owners won’t have to look far for a dog license. In many cases, they won’t have to look at all.

The Flin Flon, Creighton and Area SPCA will soon take over the city’s dog licencing duties.

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This follows lengthy discussion between the SPCA and the City of Flin Flon, which had been providing the service.

“We’ve been in talks with the City for about a year,” said SPCA shelter manager Carmen Ward. “All the details were worked out in about the last month.”

The transfer of responsibilities started when Ward sent city chief administrative officer Mark Kolt a letter about licencing last year.

“I wrote a letter with some questions,” she said. “It just sort of evolved from there.”

Ward said the change will not mean any radical change for dog owners, but will introduce mandatory registration.

“We’re going to start making it mandatory for Flin Flon residents to get a license as they adopt a dog,” she said.

The new measure will not only make it more convenient for new pet owners picking up a dog from the shelter, but will be a source of income for the shelter itself.

“The city was nice enough to hand over all of the licencing duties directly to us, which means we will be receiving the fees directly to the shelter,” said Ward.

The SPCA will also work with local animal control as part of the new measure, according to Ward.

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