Council decision

Recommendations to update the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law were presented to Council on January 27, 2022 and April 28, 2022. Council approved recommendations regarding:

  1. Adherence to spay/neuter
  2. Breeding of dogs and cats
  3. Outdoor animal trapping
  4. Wildlife proofing and co-existence techniques
  5. Animal safety regarding pets left unattended in vehicles and biking with dogs
  6. Dog daycare standards
  7. At-risk pets
  8. Dangerous dogs

Council did not approve recommendations regarding:

  1. Breed neutrality
  2. Urban chicken keeping
  3. Exotic animals

Animal Services will prepare an education campaign to increase awareness about the approved recommendations and changes to the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law. Thank you to all the residents and stakeholders who participated in the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law Review project.

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