After 3 days in the pound, unclaimed dogs could be euthanized: Kirkland’s proposed bylaw

Dogs not claimed from the pound after just three days could be put down, according to a new animal bylaw presented during Kirkland’s Monday night city council meeting.

But in a statement to Global News, Mayor Michel Gibson said, “residents won’t have any concern if their dogs are tagged.”

“If the dog is lost and found by our public security, it will return to the resident,” Gibson added.

The new legislation acknowledges that inspectors are authorized to detain any dog not wearing its identification tag, as well as stray animals.

After apprehending them, inspectors would then take them to the pound.

The legislation then goes on to state “if the animal is not claimed after 3 (three) days of board, the animal may be eliminated by euthanasia or left to the responsibility of the pound.”

The pound in question is SPCA Ouest de L’Ile, according to Gibson.

Source: Read Full Article