Responsible Sylvan Lake pet owners to be rewarded with prizes

Pet owners in Sylvan Lake are being rewarded for their responsible pet ownership and have the chance to win

Pet owners in Sylvan Lake are being rewarded for their responsible pet ownership and have the chance to win one of several prizes for helping ensure return-to-owner rates remain high in the area.

The town has recently boasted some of the highest pet return-to-owner rates in the entire continent, with the return-to-owner rate for dogs currently sitting around 97 per cent.

Residents who register or renew their cat or dog licenses with the Town of Sylvan Lake before Jan. 31 will be entered to win one of three prizes.

The incentive, offered by the Town of Sylvan Lake in conjunction with Klassic Kennels, aims to reunite pet owners with their pets in the event of separation, in a bid to maintain the high return-to-owner rates.

First prize is a free weekend stay at the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary, a $100 gas voucher from Husky and $120 free pet boarding at Klassic Kennels; second prize is $120 free pet boarding at Klassic Kennels and $100 gift cards for Sylvan Lake Veterinary and Prairie Dawgs Pet Supply; third prize is $120 free pet boarding at Klassic Kennels, a $100 gift card for Pet Planet and a $100 gift basket from Pathways Animal Clinic.

Klassic Kennels owner Jim deBoon said the initiative is being held at no expense to taxpayers, and is simply a way of thanking Sylvan Lake’s responsible pet owners.

“It’s in recognition of Sylvan Lake having the highest return-to-owner rates, and we decided to do this as a thank you to people who already do a good job, and to make an even better community for what we’re doing,” he said.

Licenses may be purchased from the Town’s Municipal Government Building between Monday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information is available by calling 403-887-2141.