​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is the Animal Services By-Law?​

The Animal Services By-law 201-2023​ was introduced in November 2023. It regulates animals within city limits, and addresses a range of requirements residents must comply with, including pet control, pet licensing, the location of animal pens or kennels on private properties, standards of care, the number and types of animals that can be kept, and more.

The Animal Services By-Law is an amalgamation of the Dog By-Law and Animal Control By-Law with the addition of several changes.

 Standard of Care

 Number of Animals

 Registration of Backyard Hens and Pigeons

 Recognition of Trap, Neuter, Release and Manage (TNRM) Programs

 Control of Dogs while on the Owner’s Property

 Impounded Animals

 Feeding of Wildlife