Animal Control Bylaw #06-2015 is a Bylaw to regulate and provide the controls for Animals within the municipal boundaries of Lac Ste. Anne County. This Bylaw does not include Dogs, as they are covered under the Dog Control Bylaw #05-2015. Cats are not controlled within the County.
Dog Control Guidelines
Recently, Lac Ste. Anne County updated the Dog Control Bylaw #5-2015, which regulates dogs. The new bylaw outlines three distinct types of dogs: domestic dog (a tame dog relying on humans for survival); guard dog (a dog of any age used for security); and livestock service dog (a dog of any age used to protect livestock from predators).
Only three domestic dogs are allowed per property. Livestock service dogs are not included in that number. More than three dogs (as in a kennel or boarding facility) requires a development permit.
Whether on your own property or not, your dog is not allowed to be a nuisance to any resident. By definition, nuisance includes waste and disposal of waste, trespass on another property, a threat to public safety or noise. Your dog is not allowed to howl, bark or yelp excessively or in any manner that unreasonably interferes with the use and/or enjoyment of any property.
If any dog, while off the owner’s property and whether or not on a leash, attacks a person or another animal, or chases or challenges a person, it can be deemed vicious. Animal Enforcement Officers may use any legal means to capture and restrain a vicious dog.
Dogs apprehended by Lac Ste. Anne County officers are taken to the County kennel facility in Darwell, at 54226 Highway 765, where they are held.