Dog control services in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will see a temporary interruption beginning January 1, 2019.
Currently, Electoral Area C and the Ranchero/Deep Creek areas of Electoral Area D have dog control services, while Electoral Area F has dangerous dog control service. All of these were provided through a contract with a private operator.
The contract expires Dec. 31, 2018 and the company has advised the CSRD it does not wish to extend the agreement.
CSRD staff are looking at other available options for dog control services, however, a new contractor will not be in place before the December 31, 2018 deadline.
This means dog control officers will not be responding to complaints within the CSRD until a suitable new option is put in place.
It is not yet known when a contractor will resume dog control services in the applicable CSRD areas.
The CSRD will keep residents updated on the status of the situation through our website, www.csrd.bc.ca and our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Dog control complaints can still be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be recorded and kept on file until a new contracted dog control officer is secured.
The possible interruption in service does not affect the ability of people to purchase a 2019 dog license, which can be done online at www.csrd.bc.ca, by phone at 250.833.5950 or at the CSRD office at 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm.