Domestic Animal Control
The Animal Regulation & Control Bylaw 2333, 1989 stipulates the following responsibilities and restrictions for dog owners in the city:
- All dogs must have a license, which can be purchased from the cashier at City Hall.
- Reduced license fees are available for dogs owned by seniors. Higher fees and more restrictions apply to vicious dogs. Licenses are not transferable.
- No more than two dogs or two cats may be kept in a residential zone in the city.
- Dogs may not be tied to any public building, structure, traffic control post, parking meter post, sign, tree or power pole on a public place in the city.
- Owners must ensure that dogs do not cry, bark, yelp, howl or make noises that disturb the neighbourhood.
- Special provisions and severe penalties for harbouring a vicious dog are explained in detail in the bylaw.
- Dogs are not permitted in Lakeside Park.
- Owners must ensure that dogs do not defecate on another person's property, on any street, lane, boulevard, pathway, or any other city or public property, or on any property used or preserved as a park, recreation or cultural area.
See Schedule A of the Animal Regulation & Control Bylaw 2333, 1989 for licence, seniors, impoundment, violation, and penalty fees.Go to Top