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Bylaw No. 03-2014

A BYLAW RESPECTING ANIMALS

 

The Council of the Village of Edenwold in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

 

SHORT TITLE

 

  1. This bylaw may be referred to as the Animal Control Bylaw 2014.

 

REPEAL OF BYLAWS

 

2.  That the following Bylaws of the Village of Edenwold be repealed:

 

Bylaw # 02 94  Running at Large of Animals

Bylaw # 03/94  A Bylaw to prohibit the keeping of dangerous dogs.

Bylaw # 05 94  A Bylaw to amend Bylaw #02/94 Running at Large of Animals.

Bylaw # 08 01  A Bylaw to amend Bylaw #05/94.

Bylaw # 03 05  A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 04/94 Control and Regulation of Noise.

Bylaw # 02 05  A Bylaw to amend Bylaw # 02/94 Running at Large of Animals.

Bylaw # 05 05  A Bylaw to amend Bylaw # 03/94.

Bylaw # 06 05  A Bylaw to Licence Dogs and Cats.

Bylaw # 01 07 A Bylaw to Amend Bylaw #08/01 Number of Dogs.

 

DEFINITIONS

  1. For The purpose of this bylaw the expression:

    1. “Dog” shall mean either male or female.

    2. “Municipality” shall mean the Village of Edenwold.

    3. “Running at large” shall mean when the dog is beyond the boundaries of the land occupied by the owner, possessor, or harbourer of the said dog, or beyond the boundaries of any lands where it may be with the permission of the owner or occupant of said land and when it is not under control by being;

      1. Securely confined within an enclosure; or

      2. Securely fastened so that it cannot roam at will

    4. “Dangerous Dog” shall mean:

      1. any dog without provocation, in a vicious or menacing manner, chased or approached a person or domestic animal in an apparent attitude of attack;

      2. any dog having an inclination, tendency or disposition to attach without provocation, to cause injury or to otherwise threaten the safety of persons or domestic animals;

      3. any dog which has without provocation, bitten, inflicted injury, assaulted or otherwise attacked a person or domestic animal;

      4. any dog owned primarily or in part for the purpose of dog fighting or is trained for dog fighting;
        but shall not include;

        1. any dog acting in the performance of police work

        2. any dog working as a guard dog on commercial property;

          1. Securely enclosed on the property by a fence or other barrier sufficient to prevent the escape of the dog and the entry of children of tender years.

          2. Defending that property against a person who was committing an offence.

             

    5. “owner” includes:

      1. A person who keeps, possesses, or harbours a dog;

      2. The person responsible for the custody of a minor where the minor is the owner of a dog; but does not include:

      3. A veterinarian registered in accordance to the Veterinarians Act, 1987 who is keeping or harbouring a dog for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease or injury;

      4. An urban or rural municipality, the Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or a Humane Society operating pursuant to The Animal Protection Act, with respect to an animal shelter or impoundment facility operated by any of them.

    6. “provocation” means an act done intentionally for the purpose of provoking a dog.

       

       

LICENCING

 

  1. Every owner of a dog within the Municipality shall cause each such dog to be registered with and obtain a license for it from the Village office.

    1. When applying for a license, the applicant shall provide the Municipal Office with a physical description of the dog, the breed in case of a dog and any other relative information required with respect to the dog for which the license is sought and shall provide the name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the dog.

  1. The license year of the dog shall be from the first day of January to the thirty-first day of December of the same year.

  2. Every owner of a dog three months old and older shall no later than February 1 in each year obtain a license for the said dog from the Municipal Office, and failure to do so shall constitute an offence under this bylaw.

  3. When issuing a license for a dog, the Municipality shall supply the applicant with a tag, the form of which and lettering or numbers inscribed or imprinted thereon as may be determined by the Municipality.

  4. The annual license fee for a dog shall be set in the LICENCE FEES section of this Bylaw.

  5. The sum payable for a license required after the thirty-first day of July in a calendar year shall be calculated at fifty percent (50%) of the annual fee and shall expire on the thirty-first day of December in the same calendar year.

  6. Any dog license issued pursuant to the provisions of this bylaw by the Municipality shall not be transferable to any other dog.

  7. If a dog license number plate is lost, destroyed or so defaced as to be illegible, the owner, possessor or harbourer of the dog to which the license was issued shall forthwith apply to the Municipal Office for a replacement which shall be issued upon payment of the same fee as that for a new licence.

  8. A dog, which is used as a guide or “seeing eye” dog by a visually impaired person, shall be registered and licensed with the Municipality and the Municipality shall issue a license without the prescribed fee.  

  9. The owner of a dog shall ensure that the dog wears a collar to which is attached a current license tag whenever the dog is off the premises of the owner, provided that this prevision shall not apply while a dog is participating in a recognized show, obedience trial or field trial. No person other than the owner of a dog license under this bylaw shall remove its collar or tag and to do so shall be an offence under this bylaw.

  10. A person residing in the Municipality who owns, possesses, keeps or harbours a dog and neglects or refuses to register and apply for a license, or neglects to cause the dog to wear the license, shall be subject to the penalties as outlined in the PENALTIES section of this bylaw.

  11. Every owner of a dog within the Municipality shall on demand of the Bylaw Enforcement Officer or Peace Officer produce and show his/her license receipt or otherwise evidence that he/she has a license for the current year.

     

     

    RUNNING AT LARGE

  1. No dog shall run at large in the Municipality

  2. A person who owns, possesses, or harbours a dog found running at large shall be deemed guilty of an infraction under this bylaw

     

    DANGEROUS DOGS

  3. No owner shall keep, possess, or harbour a dangerous dog within the Municipality.

    1. Any owner deemed to be guilty of an infraction of this bylaw is liable to a fine as set out in the PENALTIES section of this bylaw.


      NUMBER OF DOGS

  4. No person or persons in any dwelling or combined dwelling unit within the Municipality shall own, possess or harbour more than two (2) dogs at one time.

 

NOISE

  1. No Person who owns, keeps, harbours, or allows to stay in his premises a dog, shall allow such dog to bark or howl in excess of 15 minutes in any given hour.

 

DEFECATION

  1. Where a dog has defecated on public property or private property within the Municipality without the consent of the owner of the property, the Owner of the dog shall immediately remove the defecation and shall dispose of the defecation in a sanitary manner.

  2. An Owner of a dog shall remove the dog’s defecation from the Owner’s property daily, and shall dispose of the defecation in a sanitary manner.

 

PENALTIES

 

  1. violator of this bylaw, upon being served with a Notice of Violation, may, during office hours, voluntarily pay the penalty at the Municipal Office, and upon payment as so provided, that person shall not be liable to prosecution of the offence.

  1. The Notice of violation shall be issued on a Written Warning from Bylaw #04/05; and any tickets resulting thereafter served by an RCMP officer upon request.

     

  1. A person who contravenes this Bylaw shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction of the following penalties:

    1. A person who contravenes any of the provisions of Section 4 (Licencing) of this bylaw, shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction shall be liable to a penalty of:

      1. $100.00

    2. A person who contravenes any of the Provisions of Sections 5 or 6 (Running at Large) of this bylaw, shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction, shall be liable to a penalty of:

      1. 1st offence – Written warning

      2. 2nd offence within a 30 day period – $25.00 Penalty

      3. 3rd offence within a 60 day period – $25.00 Penalty

      4. Subsequent offences within a 90 day period - $100.00 Penalty

    3. A person who contravenes any of the Provisions of Section 7 (Dangerous Dogs) of this bylaw, shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction, shall be liable to a penalty, of:

      1. 1st offence          – $250 Penalty

      2. 2nd offence         – $500 Penalty

      1. 3rd offence         – destruction of dog.

    1. A person who contravenes any of the Provisions of Section 8 (Number of Dogs) of this bylaw, shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction, shall be liable to a penalty of:

      1. 1st offence – Written warning

      2. 2nd offence – $25.00 Penalty

      3. 3rd offence – $25.00 Penalty

      4. Subsequent offences - $100.00 Penalty

    2. A person who contravenes any of the Provisions of Section 9 (Noise) of this bylaw, shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction, shall be liable to a penalty of:

      1. 1st offence – Written warning

      2. 2nd offence within a 30 day period – $50.00 Penalty

      3. 3rd offence within a 60 day period – $100.00 Penalty

      4. Subsequent offences within a 90 day period – $200.00 Penalty

    3. A person who contravenes any of the Provisions of Sections 10 or 11 (Defecation) of this bylaw, shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction shall be liable to a penalty of $20.


 

LICENCE FEES

 

  1. The annual licence fees are as follows:

    1. Annual licence fee for Dogs         $10.00

       

IMPOUNDMENT FEES

 

  1. The owner of a dog is liable for any impoundment fees that may be charged to the Municipality as a result of their dog being impounded by the Regina Humane Society, or any other Humane Society, or SPCA. In the event the owner of the dog does not reimburse the Municipality within 90 days, the amount will be added to the Tax roll.

 

 

This Bylaw shall come into force and take effect on the day of it’s final passing.

 

 

 

 

______________________________    ____________________________

 

Mayor                                                 Administrator

 

 

Certified a true copy of Bylaw 03-2014

Passed by resolution of Council this  

Day of           , 2014.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2015 08:19