Animal Control and Licenses

Animal Control

Bylaw 630-2003

Council deems it necessary to regulate and provide for the licensing of dogs, and to provide for the confinements of certain animals within the Town, and to regulate and control other animals.

Please be aware that when you own a pet it is YOUR responsibility to not allow the pet to disturb your neighbours or other people in the community as per section 4.7 in Bylaw 630-2003 – Animal Control Bylaw which states:

No owner shall suffer, permit, allow or for any reason have his/her dog or other animal bark or howl excessively or in any other manner consistently and grievously disturb the quiet of any person. The onus is on the complainant to show that the animal in question is the source of the disturbance.”

To view the entire Animal Control Bylaw please click here: Bylaw 630-2003 Animal Control Bylaw

Fees and Charges

  • Dog License Spay or Neutered – $40.00 (lifetime)
  • Non-Spayed or Non-Neutered – $50.00 (lifetime)
  • Replacement Tag (lost or stolen) – $5.00

Animal Pound Fees (24 month cycle)

  • 1st Impoundment – $50.00
  • 2nd Impoundment – $75.00
  • 3rd Impoundment – $100.00
  • 4th and subsequent Impoundments – $250.00

Daily Pound Care Fee $40.00 / day (note: veterinarian fees for euthanasia will be charged to the dog