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Animal Control – Dog by laws – Town of Springdale

Town of Springdale Amendment to Animal Control Bi-Law Dog Regulations: The following regulations have been made by the Town Council of the Town of Springdale under the provisions of Section 414 (2) (g to q inclusive) of the Municipalities Act, 1999. Amended and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Springdale on the 7th day of March, 2011. 1. These regulations shall be known as the Dog Control Regulations of the Town of Springdale, 2011. 2. Interpretations For the purpose of these regulations, unless otherwise required: a. Act means the Municipalities Act, 1999. b. Dog means a male or female dog or pup and includes an animal which is a cross between a dog and a wolf. c. Animal Control Officer means any person appointed by the Town of Springdale to provide services and to enforce these regulations. d. Impounder (same as Animal control Officer) means any person, including a Municipal Enforcement Officer, appointed by the Town and authorized to enforce these regulations. e. Town means the Town of Springdale, including the Town Council, as defined by the Act. f. Town Clerk means the Town Clerk of the Town of Springdale. g. Kennel means any establishment for the keeping, breeding or boarding of dogs. h. Owner means any person who owns, harbours, has custody, has possession or has charge of a dog, and where the owner is under the age of 18 years, the person responsible for custody of the minor.

i. Premises means any property within the boundaries of the Town. 3. From and after the date of passing of this amendment, no person shall keep any dog, unless less than (4) four months old, within the limits of the town, unless a license has been issued by the Town and unless such animal bears a numbered tag indicating that such license is in force. a. The Town shall keep a register of all dogs licensed by them. b. Every license issued by the Town shall have no expiry date and shall be non- transferable. c. The owner of every licensed dog shall, immediately upon receipt of the license, attach it to a strong and durable collar which shall be kept upon the animal’s neck at all times. d. Fee for a license shall be: (i) $10.00 for neutered or spayed dog. (ii) $20.00 for an un-neutered or an un-spayed dog. (iii) $50.00 for a breeding license. (iv) $50.00 to operate a kennel. 4. Any dog found at large in the Town contrary to these regulations may be humanely destroyed by any Municipal Enforcement Officer/Animal Control Officer or any person authorized by the Town, except that these regulations shall not apply to any dog under the age of four months. 5. Every owner of a dog within the Town shall keep such animal safely tethered or penned up at all times except when under the control of some person capable of controlling it at the time. 6. A dog which is tethered or penned up pursuant to these regulations shall not be done so as to impose any undue hardship or cruelty on the dog. 7. The impounder may seize and impound any dog found at large contrary to Regulations 4 & 5 , and may enter any premise for the purpose of recapturing any dog that may escape his/her control.

8. The owner of an impounded dog may receive the impounded animal upon proof of ownership, and upon payment of all fees associated with the impounding and keep of the dog as indicated in Regulation 9. 9. The following seizing and impounding fees shall be paid by the owners of animals seized or impounded: st

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b. 2 offence – $50
c. Thereafter – $100 d. Daily fee for keep – $10 10.The impounder shall keep any unclaimed dog in the pound for a period of 48 hours after which the animal may be humanely destroyed. 11.Where, in the opinion of the impounder, the dog liable to be impounded appears to be vicious, dangerous, diseased, or otherwise unfit for impounding, the impounder may cause the dog to be disposed of or humanely destroyed forthwith. 12.If veterinary services are required upon impounding a dog, the owner of the animal will be responsible for reimbursing the Town. 13.Any person who interferes with or attempts to interfere with a Municipal Enforcement Officer or his agents in the exercise of their duties shall be deemed to have committed an offence under these regulations 14.No person may keep more than (4) four dogs within the limits of the town unless it is a properly constructed kennel approved by the Town. 15.If any dog bites any person, such dog shall be deemed a nuisance and the owner thereof shall be deemed to have committed an offence under these regulations. 16.If any dog is found damaging or destroying private property, such dog shall be deemed a nuisance and the owner thereof shall be deemed to have committed an offence under these regulations.

17.If any dog shall bark or howl in such a manner as to disturb the peace or to constitute an annoyance to residents of the neighbourhood, such dog shall be deemed a nuisance and the owner thereof shall be deemed to have committed an offence under these regulations. 18.Any person who violates any of the provisions of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty as prescribed by these regulations. 19.Any person who interferes with or attempts to interfere with a Municipal Enforcement Officer, or Animal Control Officer, or a SPCA representative in the exercise of their duties shall be deemed to have committed an offence under these regulations. 20.Any person who violates any of the provisions of these Regulations, with the exception of Regulations 4 & 5, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a minimum fine of $100 for a first offence and a minimum fine of $200 for a second and each subsequent offence. 21.Prosecution under these regulations may be taken summarily by any Police Authority or by any person designated by the Council. 22.All previous Municipal Dog Control Regulations or amendments thereto are hereby rescinded. Daphne Earle Town Clerk

Town of Grand Falls Windsor Animal Control Regulations

​2012

Animal Control Regulations

Pursuant to the authority conferred by Section 414 of the Municipalities Act, 1999, Chapter M-24, the Town of Grand falls-Windsor has made the following Animal Control Regulations.

Animal Control Regulations

1.​These Regulations shall be known and cited as the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor Animal Control Regulations.

2.​In these Regulations the following words, unless the context otherwise requires, shall have the following meanings:

​(a)​”Act” means the Municipalities Act, 1999 cM24.

​(b)​”Animal” means any animal, not excluding cat or dog.

(c)​”Animal Pound” means a facility operated by or on behalf of the Town for the keeping and disposition of animals.

(d)​”Cat” means a member of any breed of domesticated feline or crossbreed of domesticated feline whether spayed or neutered.

(e)​”Council” means the Town Council of the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor.

(f)​”Dog” means a male or female dog or pup and includes an animal which is a crossbreed between a dog and a wolf.

(g)​”Municipal Enforcement Officer” means a peace officer with powers granted under Section 179 of the Act.

(h)​”Impounder” means a person authorized by the council to impound any animal which is without an owner is not in the company of an owner, or any animal of which the owner has violated any provisions of these regulations.

(i)​”Injured” and “Injury” include, but are not limited to, injuries caused by wounding, worrying, or pursuing.

(j)​”Kennel” means an establishment for the keeping, breeding or boarding of dogs.

(k)​”Live Trap” means a cage like device, approved by the S.P.C.A., used in the capture of cats, without injury to the animal.

(l)​”Owner” means a person who owns harbors, has custody or has possession of an animal or a person who has charge of a house or premises or part of a premise where an animal is kept or permitted to live or remain.

(m)​”Premises” means any property within the town.

(n)​”Town” means the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor.

(o)​”Town Clerk” means the Town Clerk of the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor.

(p)​”Running at Large” means to be;
​(i)​in a public place
(ii)​on premises not owned by or in the possession of the owner of the animal.

3.​No person being an owner shall keep an animal within the Town limits unless a license has been issued by Council for such animal and unless such animal bears a numbered tag or plate indicating that such licence is valid.

4.​(a)​Every licence issued by Council shall have no expiry date and shall be non-transferable.

​(b)​The fee for a licence shall be:

​(i)​$10.00​- for a neutered or spayed dog.
​(ii)​$30.00 – for an unneutered or an unspayed dog.
​(iii)​$10.00 – for a neutered or spayed cat.
​(iv)​$20.00 – for an unneutered or unspayed cat.​
​(v)​$50.00 – for a breeding licence
​(vi)​$50.00 – for a licence to operate a kennel

5.​No person shall breed animals unless a licence has been issued by Council. This license must be renewed each time the animal is bred.

6.​No person shall operate a kennel or carry on any business or institution for boarding, keeping, training or treating animals unless permission for such operation is granted by Council.

7.​If an animal while not in the company of its owner, or a member of its owners household, is found in any public place or any private property without the consent of the property owner, occupant or person having control of such property, the owner of such animal, as well as the person who caused the animal to be in such a place, shall be deemed to have committed an offence in terms of these Regulations.

8.​Any animal found at large in the Town contrary to these Regulations, may be humanely destroyed by the impounder at the expiration of two days after the time of impounding.

9.​If any animal shall bark or howl in such a manner as to disturb the peace, or to constitute an annoyance to residents in the neighbourhood, such animal shall be deemed to be a nuisance and the owner thereof shall be deemed to have committed an offence in terms of these Regulations.

10.​(a)​If any animal shall cause damage to any lawn, grass plot, garden or flower bed, or flower, shrub or plant or if an animal causes garbage placed for collection to be disturbed, such animal shall be deemed to be a nuisance and the owner thereof shall be deemed to have committed an offence in terms of these Regulations.
(b) Any animal found damaging or destroying private property or is at large
on private property, may be seized by the affected property owner and held for collection by the impounder.

11.​If an animal shall bite any person other than its owner, or a member of its owner’s household and while not in the owner’s premises, such animal shall be deemed to be a nuisance and the owner thereof shall be deemed to have committed an offence in terms of these Regulations.

12.​Any court of summary jurisdiction may take cognizance of a complaint that an animal is dangerous and not kept under proper control or has bitten or attempted to bite any person and if it appears to the court that the animal is dangerous or has done any of the things referred to herein, the court may order the owner of the animal to destroy it.

13.​Any person authorized to destroy an animal under these Regulations may destroy it or may complain to a Provincial Court Judge, who, upon verification of the authorization, may make an order directing the owner of the animal to destroy it.

14.​The owner of an animal who fails to comply with an order made under regulation 12 or regulation 13 shall be deemed to have committed an offence in terms of these Regulations.

15.​Whenever an animal is found, in any public place or on any private property without the consent of the property owner, occupant or person having control of such private property, or without a tag or plate as required by regulation 3 or is not accompanied as required by regulation 6 or is not held securely on a leash by a person capable of restraining its movements or is not confined to private property, the impounder shall and any person may cause the dog to be impounded.

16.​(a)​No person shall keep an animal in the Town, unless the animal is safely tethered or penned up at all times or kept securely on a leash by a person capable of restraining its movements.

​(b)​An animal which is tethered or penned up pursuant to these regulations shall be tethered or penned up in a manner which may not be regarded as imposing undue hardship or cruelty to the animal.

17.​(a)​When an animal which bears a numbered tag or plate, as required by these regulations, has been impounded, the impounder shall, if possible, give notice thereof to the licensee or owner of the animal if the name and address of such persons are know to him, and if the animal has not been redeemed by or on behalf of the licensee or owner within two (2) days after the dispatch of such notice, or where no notice has been given, after the time of impounding, the impounder shall cause the dog to be disposed of or humanely destroyed;

​(b)​The fee which shall be paid to the impounder for the redemption of an impounded animal shall be $50.00

​(c)​When an animal which does not bear a numbered tag or plate, as required by these regulations, has been impounded, the impounder shall cause the animal to be disposed of or humanely destroyed at the expiration of forty-eight (48) hours after the time of impounding.

​(d)​Where, in the sole discretion of the impounder, the animal liable to be impounded, appears to be vicious, dangerous, diseased or otherwise unfit for impounding, the impounder may cause the animal to be disposed of or humanely destroyed forthwith;

​(e)​Upon payment of the impounding fee and of the licence fee described where an animal is not licenced, the impounder may release any animal which fails to be disposed of or destroyed, to any person requesting such animal and the ownership of such animal shall then vest in the person to whom it is released and the former owner shall have no right or claim to such animal.

(f)​When an animal for which Council refuses to issue a licence or permit to be kept within the Town, is found to be kept within the Town, the owner of such animal is deemed to have committed an offence and the impounder shall impound the animal.

(g)​If an animal for which the Council refuses to issue a licence or permit to be kept in the Town is found at large, it shall be the duty of the impounder to seize and impound such animal and to enter any premises for the purpose of recapturing such animal which may escape from his control.

18.​The following fees shall be paid by the owners of animals seized or impounded because Council refused to issue a licence or permit to be kept within the town.

​(a)​for seizing or impounding of an animal………………………..$100.00
​(b)​for each day during which an animal is impounded…………$20.00
(c)​plus all actual expenses for necessary food and veterinarian treatment for the animal.

19.​No person except a Council employee may enter an impounding area without permission from Council.

20.​Any person found to tease an animal caught in a trap or throwing or poking any object into the trap when an animal is caught therein, is guilty of an offence and upon conviction shall be liable for a fine of $1,000.00.

21.​Any person who removes an animal from an impound without having first paid the fees required by these regulations commits an offence.

22.​(a)​Any person who interferes with or attempts to interfere with a Municipal Enforcement officer of Animal Control officer or S.P.C.A. representative in the exercise of their duties, shall be deemed to have committed an offence in terms of these regulations.

​(b)​Any person who, without authority of a Municipal Enforcement officer or Animal Control officer of S.P.C.A. representative, releases any animal which has been impounded, shall be deemed to have committed an offence in terms of these regulations.

​(c)​Every person requested by a Municipal Enforcement officer or Animal Control officer or S.P.C.A. representative, shall forthwith give his or her proper name and address.

23.​Any person who violates any provision of these regulations is guilty of an offence
and shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty as prescribed by these
regulations.

24.​Pursuant to Section 420 of the Act, any person who violates any provision of these regulations for which a penalty is not specifically provided, shall be guilty of an offence and be liable upon conviction;

(a) for a first offence to a fine of not less than $100 and not more that $500 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than one month or to both the fine and imprisonment;

(b) for a subsequent offence to a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than 3 months or to both the fine and imprisonment.

25.​Prosecution under these regulations may be taken summarily by any Police
Officer, including a Municipal Enforcement Officer.

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​Michael Pinsent
​Town Manager/Clerk

Approved by Council at Meeting #394

Milo

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This young kitten is about 4 months old, he’s been dewormed, treated with Revolution and tested for fl/fiv and has his first vaccines. He will get his boosters and be neutered as part of his adoption.

This little guy loves to purr, play, he doesn’t mind other animals or children. He’s a great little guy. If you are interested in adopting him, please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca.

Bailey

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This sweet girl was picked up as a stray and unclaimed. We took her to the groomers and the vet. She was very thin and her paws were sore. We put her on a high energy food, dewormed her and vaccinated her. She is being spayed tomorrow (Sept. 15). The vet estimates her age at 9-10 months, she is only @ 30 pounds, needs another 10 on her. She isn’t going to be a big dog.

She is in foster care with another dog. She is a great girl, with lots of silly energy. She loves everyone. She listens well. Knows some basic commands.

We are looking for a home for her who can continue her training, lots of play time, maybe another dog to play with, a fenced yard, lots of walks.

If you are interested in adopting this wonderful dog, please email us for a application at centralpaws@yahoo.ca

Sparkle and Twinkle

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These two handsome males are brothers, they are neutered, being vet checked tomorrow, 5-6 years old. Sparkle loves to snuggle. Twinkle is a little shyer but he took loves to snuggle.

The boys are fl/fiv negative, have their first vaccines and been dewormed.

These cats were left abandoned on one of our volunteer’s steps. Not a wise decision as she is often out of town. Sadly we know where they came for but efforts to have a fine or charges laid haven’t gotten us very far. When politicians come knocking on your door have a discussion with them about the fact right now the new Animal Protection Act has not teeth and has no PAID appointed/trained staff. It’s so frustrating for our volunteers when we preach to people about not abandoning animals … There are no consequences. There aren’t enough foster homes, not enough space in shelters, not enough shelters … And never enough money. It’s time for a change!!!

In the meantime, if you are interested in adopting these two great guys please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca

BoBo – FOUND A HOME

BoBo was rescued by a very kind lady who found him starving in Mexico – she brought him back to Newfoundland and had him all fixed and nursed back to health. Thinking she was living in a safe area, BoBo was allowed outside … Sadly, BoBo was a victim of a shooting incident. Again he was rushed to the a Exploits Valley Animal Hospital where he lost his leg but thankfully not his life.

BoBo needs another angel to watch over him as he needs a furever home (inside). His rescuer has developed severe asthma and can no longer care for him.

If you can adopt please either contact the number listed or if you can foster please contact us. Remember – all you do is supply the love and care – we supply everything else.

Email us at: centralpaws@yahoo.ca

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Highlights – The Animal Protection Act April 21, 2013 at 8:15pm Highlights of the Animal Protection Laws, May 15, 2012 Standards of Care for Companion Animals

An animal is in distress when in need of proper care, water, food or shelter, being sick, injured, abused or in pain or of suffering undue or unnecessary hardship, privation or neglect.
Injury may be caused by wounding, worrying, terrifying or pursuing.
An animal may not be transported outside the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle unless confined or secured in a body harness, or by means of another fastening, in a manner which is adequate to prevent the animal from falling off the vehicle or otherwise injuring itself or causing a hazard to other vehicles.
An animal may not be confined in an enclosed space, including a motor vehicle, without adequate ventilation.
An animal may not be transported in the trunk of a motor vehicle. (does not apply to a station wagon, passenger van, sport-utility vehicle, hatchback or another type of motor vehicle that does not have a trunk)
An animal may not be hitched, tied or fastened to a fixed object with a choke collar, choke chain, or rope or cord tied around the animal’s neck.
Ear cropping or tail docking of a dog, or permitting the ear cropping or tail docking of a dog, is prohibited unless deemed medically necessary by a veterinarian.
A veterinarian who believes on reasonable grounds that an animal has been or is subject to neglect or abuse shall report to the Chief Veterinary Officer.
A person who, while operating a bicycle or a motor vehicle, injures an animal shall, where reasonably possible, stop and provide the care and attention to the animal that is necessary to relieve its pain and help its recovery.
A person who, while operating a bicycle or a motor vehicle, kills an animal, shall as soon as reasonably possible, notify an inspector of that fact and provide the information that the inspector requires.
Owner Liability:
The owner of an animal shall not permit the animal to cause a hazard to people, livestock operations, other animals, goods, property or the safe operation of motor vehicles.
An owner of a dog shall keep it safely tethered or penned up at all times, unless:
held on a leash by a person capable of restraining its movements
being used by a person for the purpose of lawful hunting
being used by a person to work in a lawful manner with sheep
An owner of an animal shall be liable for damages or injury caused by that animal to a person, other animals, goods or property.
Dog Being a Nuisance:
Where a person finds a dog that is killing, maiming or pursuing natural persons or livestock, the person may:
shoot or otherwise destroy the dog; or
lay a complaint before a Provincial Court judge.
Basic Standards of Dog Care:
A dog shall be provided with:
clean, fresh, unfrozen drinking water, at all times
sufficient quantity and quality of food to allow for normal, healthy growth and the maintenance of normal, healthy bodyweight
clean food and water receptacles located in a manner that prevents spillage and contamination by excreta
adequate veterinary attention when necessary
care that is necessary for the general welfare of the dog.
Design of a Basic Shelter or Dog House:
A dog that is kept outside in weather conditions that may pose a risk to the health of the dog or that is housed outside shall be provided with a shelter in accordance with these standards:
be weather-proof, water-proof and insulated
be sufficiently ventilated in a manner that prevents the accumulation of moisture and odors
be of a size and design adequate and appropriate for the size of the dog
contain an entrance and a hallway that are separate from a sleeping area
have a canvas or rubber flap attached at the entrance
be sufficiently elevated off the ground to ensure that the floor is kept dry
contain bedding of sufficient depth to provide insulation from cold weather conditions.
Straw, woodchips, a blanket or other bedding must be changed every 7 to 14 days, or as otherwise required to keep the interior of the shelter clean and dry.
A mechanism outside of a shelter for a dog shall be provided to hold food and water receptacles in a manner that prevents spillage.
Minimum floor space of the sleeping area in a shelter for a dog shall comprise 232 square centimeters for each 2.5 centimeters of the height of the dog in a standing position. (See Measuring section for further info.)
Minimum ceiling height of the sleeping area in a shelter for a dog shall be 5 centimeters greater than the height of the dog in a sitting position. (See Measuring section for further info.)
Basic Requirements for a Dog Pen or Enclosure:
A pen or enclosure in which a dog is confined must in a good state of repair and made of materials that are not toxic to the dog.
Flooring requirements:
made of a texture and design that prevents the dog from being injured
not be made of wire mesh, metal or wood
A pen or enclosure must not be stacked with another pen or enclosure.
The location must not pose a high risk of injury or other distress to the dog.
It must not contain more than 3 dogs.
It must not contain a dog that may pose a danger to another dog in the same pen or enclosure.
A pregnant or nursing dog that is confined in a pen or enclosure must not be confined with a dog other than its nursing offspring.
There is no maximum number of nursing offspring that may be confined in a pen or enclosure with a nursing dog. The size of the floor of a pen or enclosure in which one dog is confined must not be less than 9 square meters. The length and width of a floor of a pen or enclosure in which more than one dog is confined must each be increased by one meter for each additional dog.
The minimum height of a pen or enclosure must be one meter greater than the height of the tallest dog in a standing position that is confined in that pen or enclosure.
A pen or enclosure must contain at least one shelter for a dog that is designed, built and maintained in accordance with these standards.
It must have an area that provides the dog with shade at all times.
It must be cleaned and have excreta removed from it on a daily basis.
A dog that is confined to a pen or enclosure must be provided:
daily social interaction with people or animals or both
toys and other enrichments that are appropriate for the dog’s well-being
daily access to exercise that is adequate and appropriate for that dog outside of the pen or enclosure.
Measuring a Dog:
Height in standing position measured from the top of the dog’s shoulder to the ground.
Height in sitting position measured from top of the dog’s head to the ground.
Length measured from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail.
Tethering:
A dog that is tethered, unsupervised, outside must be:
tethered in a location that does not pose a high risk of injury or other distress to the dog
tethered in an environment that is free of debris and does not cause harm or undue strain or stress to the dog
The area in which a dog is tethered, unsupervised, outside shall be cleaned and have excreta removed from it on a daily basis.
The restraining device used to tether a dog that is unsupervised, outside:
must be at least 5 times the length of the dog (See Measuring section for further info)
must allow the dog to move in a manner that is safe and unrestricted excepted by its length
must not weigh more than 10 per cent of the dog’s body weight
A dog that is tethered, unsupervised, outside must be provided:
daily social interaction with people or animals or both
toys and other enrichments that are appropriate for the dog’s well-being
daily access to exercise that is adequate and appropriate for that dog and that is unfettered from a fixed area
A dog that is young, aged or infirm shall not be tethered, unsupervised, outside for an extended period of time.
Sled Dogs:
An owner of a sled dog, or owner or operator of a kennel, must provide the sled dog with:
adequate veterinary attention
care that is necessary for the general welfare of the sled dog.
Penalties:
A person who is found guilty of an offence under this Act or the regulations may be fined up to $50,000 and, in default of payment, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or to both a fine and imprisonment.
Ban on Ownership:
A Provincial Court judge may, in addition to another penalty, make an order prohibiting that a convicted person from owning an animal (or animals) for a specified period of time or for the remainder of the person’s life.

PLEASE NOTE: At present time in Central Newfoundland, June 2014, only the RCMP can follow up on complaint calls, you can report to the SPCA’s only. All the SPCA’s are listed in our links section, check there for a number in your area. They are all looking for volunteers to be trained and appointed to do this volunteer work. The number of complaints they receive in Central alone is @ 200 plus a year. You can help make a difference in the lives of so many neglected animals by volunteering your time.