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City to revisit dog policy

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
April 21st, 2011

The City of Castlegar will be reconsider it’s high licensing fee for Pitbulls and American Staffordshire dogs ($1,000, compared to as little as $35 for other breeds).

Councillor Deb McIntosh, at council’s regular meeting Monday night, asked that the city explore the issue further.

“I thought the author of that letter to the editor (see https://castlegarsource.com/news/letters/letter-city-dog-policy-irrational-10964) made some very valid points,” McIntosh said. “Obviously, the existiing bylaw isn’t working – we have Pittbulls in town, just none that are registered.”

The issue was referred to council’s planning and development committee, where McIntosh said she hopes to see a dialogue involving more than just a handful of councillors and city staff.

“I hope to have the RCMP and animal control officer, as well as maybe local vets and of course the dog owners themselves, involved in the conversation,” she said.

“Who knows, maybe council will decide not to change it ….but we need to have a rational conversation about it first.”

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