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Bylaw Enforcement/Animal Control

M.L.E.S. (Municipal Law Enforcement Services) to provides full by-law enforcement services in the Township of Whitewater Region including animal control.

By-Law Enforcement Officers respond to various animal control calls such as:

  • Animal Licensing
  • Animals running at large
  • Returning lost pets to their homes
  • Nuisance dog complaints
  • Investigating dog bites
  • Performing neighbourhood patrols
  • By-law enforcement and issuance of Provincial Offences fines
  • Promoting neighbourhood animal awareness

Dog licensing

Tag January 1 to March 31
spayed $15.00
unsprayed $25.00

April 1 to December 31
fixed $25.00
not fixed $30.00

Dog license application

The Township of Whitewater Region requires that all dogs must be licensed and wearing a tag. By licensing your dog, Animal Control services will make every effort to reunite you with your lost pet. Tags are valid from January 1st to December 31st.

Animals Running At Large

Dogs are not allowed to run at large. If your pet is off your property, it must be on a leash and under the care and control of its owner and / or person. Failure to do so may result in a fine.

Animal Attacks

All bites or scratches from an animal that cause a break in skin must, by law, must be reported immediately to the health unit and Animal Control. If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, especially if rabies is suspected, contact your doctor or your local health unit immediately.