Bylaw #15-2018 Regarding Animals In The Town Of Shelburne Approved By Council

Not so many big changes ahead for the Town of Shelburne in regards to animal control. There have been long established By-Laws in the Town of Shelburne regarding dogs, tags, licensing, running at large, scooping and more can be found on the Town Of Shelburne Website. New to the Bylaws are the numbers of animals allowed:

“No person shall keep or permit to be kept at any one time on any one property no more than four dogs excluding dogs three months of age or less.”

And, ” No person shall keep or permit to be kept at any one time on any one property no more than six cats, excluding cats three months of age or less.”

So what does this mean for the happy pet owner at home currently owning six dogs or eight cats? According to Shelburne By -Law Officer, Vanessa Albanese, no changes are required, however, moving forward, as pets pass away, owners will be required to not replace them and maintain the By-Law stipulated numbered requirement. Note: actions taken by the By-Law officer are complaint driven in written form. If you are an unhappy neighbour being visited by cats or dogs, make a written compliant and By-law Officer Vanessa Albanese will see to it. Also, exotic animals have strict regulations as well and those animals considered exotic, but the owner feels are service animals will be considered allowed on an individual basis.

Fines can result in not complying with the By-laws. The Bylaws can be viewed on the Town Of Shelburne Website at the following link. Click here.

 For more information, contact By-law Enforcement Officer – Vanessa Albanese (519) 925-2600 Ext. 255. Email: bylaw@shelburne.ca. Cell: (519) 939-6416. As a reminder, all complaints must be submitted in writing. Verbal and Phone complaints will not be accepted. To download a complaint form, click here.