Township of Chapleau

Notice to Residents: Dog Owners

Posted: Dec 05, 2019
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Notice to Residents

Council encourages walking as a healthy life style and looks forward to every dog owner's co-operation in keeping Chapleau a clean, safe Community. 

Key Points to remember within the Township of Chapleau:
Every person shall register or ensure registration has occurred of each dog owned by that person in the Township of Chapleau at the earlier of: the 1st of January in each year or within 15 days after acquiring ownership of the dog.

No person shall own or possess more than two dogs and two cats at any one premise.

No owner shall suffer, allow or permit the dog or cat to run at large.

While on your premise the dog will be deemed to be running at large if it is not secured with a chain, rope, cable, restraint or secured within the premise by a fence.

No owner shall secure a dog on his or her premise in such a manner that will permit or allow the dog to encroach onto Municipal property or onto adjoining private property while it is secured on the premise.

No persistent barking, calling or whining or other similar persistent noise making by any domestic pet or any other animal kept or used for any purpose other than agriculture.

No owner shall leave excrement deposited by the dog on or in a Public Place or Private Property and excrement shall be immediately and without delay removed by the owner and disposed of in a sanitary manner.

No person shall acquire as of November 30, 2003 any dog which is a Vicious Breed (American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler and Mastiff).

Every owner shall ensure that when the owner's dog is off the premises, said dog shall be restrained by a leash that is not greater than three feet (3’) long.

Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of this By-Law is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine as prescribed by the Township of Chapleau. Procedure shall be by way of the Provincial Offenses Act, R.S.O. 1990. Chapter P. 33.

Patrols will be implemented to enforce this regulation. Please ensure that you have a sanitary excrement container in your possession.

To obtain a free copy of By-Laws 95-24, 97-36, 2000-24 and 2003-26 visit the Municipal Office at 20 Pine Street West during regular office hours or visit: /Town Hall/By Laws

For further information please feel free to contact:
Chelsea Swearengen
Chief Administrative Officer
(December 5th, 2019)


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