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Animal Bylaw

The Animal Bylaw promotes responsible pet ownership and balances safety and enjoyment for all residents. The bylaw exists to protect people and pets.

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LEASHES

  • Dogs must be on a leash that is two metres or less in length at all times, except in designated off-leash areas.
  • Dogs must be on a leash on or within one metre of trails, in and out of off-leash areas.
  • Dog owners are required to show leashes in off-leash areas, if requested by an officer.

STOOP AND SCOOP

  • All poop must be picked up and put in a garbage can.
  • Dog walkers must always be able to pick up after their dogs.
  • You are required to carry extra bags and show them if asked by an officer.

Look for the Waste Bag Dispensers throughout the city. Take a Bag? Replace It!

Location Map for Waste Bag Dispensers

DETERMINATION OF A DANGEROUS DOG

A dog’s behaviour will determine whether it is dangerous, not its breed.

FINES AND PENALTIES

  • Dogs are not allowed in playground areas.
  • Licences for dangerous dogs will have an increased fee.

Resources:

For More Information:

24 hours Animal Control Services Complaint Line - 780-458-7700
(Found/lost dogs, excessive barking, animal conflicts etc.)

For general comments about off-leash areas/designations, please email: offleash@stalbert.ca

Last edited: September 17, 2018

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