Animal Control

The following sections have been excerpted from Draft Bylaw # 271-SQ. 05-009 “RESPECTING ANIMALS WITHIN THE TERRITORY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BRISTOL”
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SECTION 9 – FEES AND COSTS

9.1 REGISTRATION FEES (PAYABLE TO THE MUNICIPALITY)
Cartoon image of a dog and cat
Registration fee for resident dog license: $20/year

9.2 RELEASE FEES (PAYABLE TO THE MUNICIPALITY)
Release fee for an impounded animal
$30/day (includes day of impoundment)

9.3 The fees for euthanasia and/or the expenses for a veterinary doctor of an animal, when necessary, are borne by the keeper.

9.4 The cost of the Canine Good Citizen Test performed by a certified organism is borne by the keeper.

SECTION V – DOG AND CAT REGISTRATION TAGS

5.1 Keepers may register dogs or cats with the municipal office on a voluntary basis for a fee that expires on January 31 of every year.

5.2 Registered dogs and cats will be issued permanent metal tags to be worn on the animal’s collar.

5.3 Stickers to be attached to the back of the tag will be issued when the registration is renewed.

5.4 A stray dog or cat with an up-to-date registration tag, will be returned to its home or cottage, free of charge, at the discretion of the animal control officer, if someone is there to receive it.

SECTION 11 – PENALTIES

11. Any violation of the provisions of the present By-law renders the delinquent liable and commits an offence which is punishable by:

a) a minimum $200 penalty and a maximum $1,000 penalty;

b) should violations persist, they will be considered day by day as a separate offence. The offender is punishable in accordance with the penalties prescribed and such penalties imposed for each day of violation.