You Might Get a Special Visitor Soon in Brampton
Some Brampton residents are about to get a special visitor with some valuable information on hand, especially if you have a pet.
If you’re wondering who’s might be knocking on your door soon…
…it’s Brampton Animal Services!
This Summer, Brampton Animal Services is going door-to-door to Bramptonians about the importance of licensing their cats and dogs.
Licensing your pets is required under Brampton's Animal Control by-law.
“No one ever thinks their pet will go missing - but it only takes a moment for an indoor cat to slip outside, or for a well-trained dog to get spooked and run off,” reads a recent statement from the City of Brampton.
“If that happens, a licence is the best way to ensure they get home safely.”
The home visits are happening from now until the end of August.
You can expect a small group of summer students and an Animal Control Officer to stop by and share information and answer questions about licensing.
According to the City, the group will not be issuing tickets, but if you forgot to buy your licence and wish to purchase one on the spot, you can!
It’s true that these door-to-door visits happen annually and in different areas of Brampton every summer.
This summer, residents concentrated in the area bordered by Bovaird Drive, Bramalea Road, Queen Street and Highway 410 will be visited.
According to the City, some outreach may be done in other areas, and the teams will also have pop-up displays at parks across Brampton.
And no one will be joining you for dinner - visits will be done during regular business hours from Monday to Friday.
Here’s why licensing is so important, courtesy of Brampton Animal Services:
- If a dog or cat gets lost, their licence is immediately visible and shows that they are not homeless.
- A licence is the fastest way for someone to contact a pet owner. This is especially important if the pet is hit by a car or otherwise injured.
- If a licensed pet comes into the shelter, Animal Services can get it home to its owner quickly. It will spend less time in the shelter, which minimizes stress for both the pet and its owner.
- Licensing helps other animals too. The money collected from licences helps Animal Services care for the animals that come through the shelter doors every day.
It’s important to note that the groups will be carrying City-issued identification and will be wearing light blue shirts with the City of Brampton Animal Services crest.
So don’t be surprised if you see a group of people outside your door wearing matching light blue shirts this summer!