Pet ownership is encouraged and welcomed within the MD; however, strong emphasis is placed on responsible ownership of animals. The MD promotes responsible pet ownership through educating the public on animal-related issues and enforcement of the MD's Domestic Animal Control Bylaw.
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REPORT AN ISSUE
Peace Officers work hard to keep the region running smoothly, but they can't be everywhere at once. Often, the eyes and ears of residents can be the MD's first sign that something's wrong. Submit a n alert form and we'll address your issue in accordance to its severity and available resources.
Key Points Regarding Pet Ownership
The MD seeks to remind residents of a few key points on pet ownership. Domestic animals like dogs, cats, rabbits and horses are considered property and thus should not be trapped, removed from their locality or harmed in any way.
Got a dog? Dogs must be leashed unless they are on their own property. The MD has initiated a cat trapping service; this will be provided as weather allows.
Penalties for Animal-Related Bylaw Infractions
Domestic Animal Control Bylaw 2021-11 is designed to protect the public health and safety of citizens, and to promote the general welfare of the residents and animals residing within the MD.
- Abandonment of any domestic animal: $500
- Failure to obtain a domestic animal licence: $60
- Failure to ensure that a collar and licence tag are worn when a domestic animal is off the premises of the owner: $60
- Permit a domestic animal to be at large: $100
- Permit a domestic animal to bite, attack or run at any person or animal: $500
- Bite, bark or chase bicycles, automobiles or other vehicles: $500
- Bark or howl excessively or make excessive noise: $100
- Cause damage to property or other animals: $100
- Upset any garbage receptacle or scatter the contents of any garbage receptacles: $100
- Chase or harass wildlife or other animals: $100
- Failure to confine and house a female domestic animal in heat: $100
- Failure to confine a vicious domestic animal: $500
- Interfere with enforcement of Domestic Animal Control Bylaw 2021-11: $500
- Pound fees (per day): $100
- Deliberate harm to a domestic animal: $500
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For any animal-related questions or concerns, please contact the MD during office hous to speak with a Bylaw Enforcement representative.
ALERT THE MD
Use the Alert the MD form to notify Enforcement Services about stray livestock, lost & found pets, unsightly premises, traffic-related concerns, or other issues related to bylaw enforcement.