All pets MUST be:
- Penned, fenced, leashed
- Spayed or neutered
- Kept at home if in heat or sick
- Quarantined if suspected to have rabies or disease
- Only allowed to live with 2 dogs and 2 other pets per household
- Registered with Pet Control Officer by April 1 every year, or 60 days after birth
- Have owners notify Control Officer of pet’s death or transfer of ownership
- All dogs need to be tied up on Tuesday and Thursdays for water delivery.
Did You Know?
- Breeding, boarding and kenneling of more than 3 dogs is not allowed without a license
- Vicious pets always must be muzzled and leashed with signs on owner’s property
- May be put down if attacking a person or another pet.
Pet Control Officer may:
- Instruct owners to post “dangerous pet” signs, create more secure lodgings, & tie up their pet
- Impound any pet without current tags
- Investigate all complaints
- Enter premises without warrant in suspected cases of abuse
- Record the history of each impounded pet
- Deny registration of a pet due to previous violations, past abuse or neglect, or unpaid fees
- Have a pet euthanized without delay upon advice of a veterinarian.
Pet owners may be FINED FOR UP TO $1,000 and can be collected by Wabaseemoong Independent Nations by garnishing wages, salary, contract, debt. If fines are not acknowledged within 90 days, or paid within 6 months, the pet may be impounded.
No owner or family member may seek compensation if they have lost their pet due to the Dog/Pet Animal Control By-Law.
For more information contact:
Lance Sandy By-Law Justice Manager
Mino Kwaykaatiziwin Justice Services
Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
Phone: (807) 927-2000 Ext. 232
This is a summary. Read the entire by-law, including appeal process here.