KOTA KINABALU: Dog owners in the city have been reminded that owning a dog requires a license fee to be paid to City Hall, failing which the offender can be fined.
Luyang assemblyman Hiew King Cheu also pointed that City Hall has the power to destroy any unlicensed dog that is found roaming the streets and captured by its dog unit.
“Perhaps many people are not aware of the existence of dog license and not many people have applied. It is not expensive and very easy to apply, and you will get the medallion/tag on the spot for any dog that is 6 months and above,” he said.
City Hall has set a ruling that any dog that is 6 months must be licensed and the owner needs to get it at only RM5 for male and RM10 for female.
He also said each household can only keep up to two dogs.
The compound can be as high as RM100 per dog and the license must be renewed before January 31 each year.
Hiew said those who want to get the license without the hassle of going down to town can drop by City Hall’s booth at the vicinity of the Foh Sang shops, on the 3rd and 4th of April 3 and 4, 2017 (Monday and Tuesday), from 9am to 3pm.
“Those people who wish to register their dogs should come early. If they have missed this round of registration, they can always go to the DBKK Health Section office at the 7th floor in the KK Centre Point Mall,” he said.
He noted that many dog owners have not registered their dogs due to ignorance of the law that requires them to apply for license for their dogs, and some of them have received summons from the DBKK for failing to do so.