Contest to name Hamilton Animal Services' new mascot

News Apr 16, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton Animal Services is getting a new mascot at the end of April and is seeking the public’s help in choosing a name with a city-wide contest.

The mascot is in the likeness of a Saint Bernard, a breed known for life-saving and rescue.

The winner of the mascot naming contest will receive:

• Family Recreation Participation pass for one year to be used at any City of Hamilton recreation centre.

• Fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide and smoke detector.

• One-year dog licence.

• Signed Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) hockey stick.

One entry is allowed per person; contest deadline is April 30. Entries can be emailed to animalcontrol@hamilton.ca, or sent in the mail or dropped off in person to Animal Services, 247 Dartnall Rd., Hamilton, Ont., L8W 3V9.

Animal Services says the purpose of the new mascot is to help educate animal owners on being responsible pet owners regarding such things as the reasons for having a dog licence. There are 34,000 licenced dogs in Hamilton out of 70,000 to 90,000 that Animal Services estimates inhabit the city.

A City of Hamilton bylaw requires all dogs to be licenced, with the tag attached to the dog's collar. Dog licencing provides for a free ride home once every 365 days should Animal Services or the public find a dog. It also saves the cost of impound and boarding fees, reduces the stress a dog may experience from staying in a shelter and allows staff to contact the dog owner in case of emergency.

Contest to name Hamilton Animal Services' new mascot

The mascot is in the likeness of a Saint Bernard, a breed known for life-saving and rescue

News Apr 16, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton Animal Services is getting a new mascot at the end of April and is seeking the public’s help in choosing a name with a city-wide contest.

The mascot is in the likeness of a Saint Bernard, a breed known for life-saving and rescue.

The winner of the mascot naming contest will receive:

• Family Recreation Participation pass for one year to be used at any City of Hamilton recreation centre.

Animal Services says the purpose of the new mascot is to help educate animal owners on being responsible pet owners regarding such things as the reasons for having a dog licence.

• Fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide and smoke detector.

• One-year dog licence.

• Signed Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) hockey stick.

One entry is allowed per person; contest deadline is April 30. Entries can be emailed to animalcontrol@hamilton.ca, or sent in the mail or dropped off in person to Animal Services, 247 Dartnall Rd., Hamilton, Ont., L8W 3V9.

Animal Services says the purpose of the new mascot is to help educate animal owners on being responsible pet owners regarding such things as the reasons for having a dog licence. There are 34,000 licenced dogs in Hamilton out of 70,000 to 90,000 that Animal Services estimates inhabit the city.

A City of Hamilton bylaw requires all dogs to be licenced, with the tag attached to the dog's collar. Dog licencing provides for a free ride home once every 365 days should Animal Services or the public find a dog. It also saves the cost of impound and boarding fees, reduces the stress a dog may experience from staying in a shelter and allows staff to contact the dog owner in case of emergency.

Contest to name Hamilton Animal Services' new mascot

The mascot is in the likeness of a Saint Bernard, a breed known for life-saving and rescue

News Apr 16, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton Animal Services is getting a new mascot at the end of April and is seeking the public’s help in choosing a name with a city-wide contest.

The mascot is in the likeness of a Saint Bernard, a breed known for life-saving and rescue.

The winner of the mascot naming contest will receive:

• Family Recreation Participation pass for one year to be used at any City of Hamilton recreation centre.

Animal Services says the purpose of the new mascot is to help educate animal owners on being responsible pet owners regarding such things as the reasons for having a dog licence.

• Fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide and smoke detector.

• One-year dog licence.

• Signed Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) hockey stick.

One entry is allowed per person; contest deadline is April 30. Entries can be emailed to animalcontrol@hamilton.ca, or sent in the mail or dropped off in person to Animal Services, 247 Dartnall Rd., Hamilton, Ont., L8W 3V9.

Animal Services says the purpose of the new mascot is to help educate animal owners on being responsible pet owners regarding such things as the reasons for having a dog licence. There are 34,000 licenced dogs in Hamilton out of 70,000 to 90,000 that Animal Services estimates inhabit the city.

A City of Hamilton bylaw requires all dogs to be licenced, with the tag attached to the dog's collar. Dog licencing provides for a free ride home once every 365 days should Animal Services or the public find a dog. It also saves the cost of impound and boarding fees, reduces the stress a dog may experience from staying in a shelter and allows staff to contact the dog owner in case of emergency.