A by-law for dog licensing is being proposed across the county. Susan McDonald made a presentation to Minden Hills council yesterday which she hopes to do in all the municipalities.

She says less than 6 per cent of dogs in Minden Hills are licensed, so she’s suggested a new by-law for lifetime licensing and mandatory micro-chipping.

She says the cost would be 50 dollars for the license, and she already has a local vet on board to offer micro-chipping for 25 dollars.

McDonald says with the licensing charge, the municipality would make about 35 thousand dollars. With that money, she’s suggesting a dog pound, training for by-law officers to handle runaway dogs, or funding an off-leash dog park.

Council agreed to have the conversation with staff to consider the proposal.