By-law No. 1340 concerning the protection of cats and dogs defines pet owners’ responsibilities. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) complements municipal services.
The SPCA (514-735-2711) provides stray or unwanted animal pick-up. In the latter case, it is recommended to provide the SPCA with the pet’s medical booklet or any other relevant information.
The SPCA (514-735-2711) operates an emergency service for injured animals.
Penalties for most By-law No. 1340 violations are $75, plus $25 in costs:
However, the owner of a cat or dog biting or attempting to bite a person or animal, or damaging public or private property will be fined $150, plus $60 in costs.
Residents must obtain a license for each cat or dog that they own. The license is renewable each year and is valid from January 1 to December 31. Its cost depends on whether or not the animal is neutered.
Licenses are available at the Town Hall service counter. A certificate of vaccination against rabies and, if applicable, a certificate of castration must be provided with the application.
The cost and conditions for obtaining a dog or cat license are listed in By-law No. 1340.