All pet owners in Sparwood are responsible for the care and welfare of the pets they own. This includes providing adequate food, water, shelter, veterinary care and living conditions.
Let's work together to be responsible pet owners and keep our public spaces clean by following these simple guidelines:
According to section 5 (d) of the Animal Control Bylaw, "no person shall suffer or permit any dog, cat, or animal of which he is the owner to become a public nuisance." That includes persistent barking, calling, whining or other persistent noise made by domestic pets. Failing to comply could result in a $250 fine.
Diseases can be transmitted to humans by direct contact with dog droppings and through flies and parasites. Dog droppings contaminate parks, playgrounds and other public spaces and pose serious health hazards to children playing nearby and to other persons and animals.
Let's work together to keep our public and private spaces clean by following these simple guidelines:
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Complain about a Barking Dog
Pets that are not spayed or neutered increase the number of unwanted and stray animals in Sparwood.
Spay or neuter your pet to:
Reduce the cost of licensing your pet
Charges can be laid against you if:
Penalties in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act can be up to a $75,000 fine and / or 2 years imprisonment upon conviction
No more than 5 dogs, cats, animals (including birds or farm animals) or combination thereof may be kept on a property at one time, unless in an “Agriculture” zone.
No animals, including cats and dogs, may run at large in the District of Sparwood. If your pet is off your property, it must be on a leash and led by a competent person. Failure to comply may result in a fine of $100