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Keeping animals- Division VI

STERILIZATION 121. The

STERILIZATION 121. The owner of a dog, six (6) months of age or over, shall ensure that the dog is neutered or spayed according to veterinary standards. 122. (1) The owner of a dog may obtain an exemption from sterilizing the dog for the purpose of breeding by submitting a written request to the Director of Public Health and Safety which shall include the race of the dog and the reasons for breeding. (2) This exemption is valid for onc year upon approval by the Director of' Public Health and Safety. (3) Upon approval by the Director of Public Health and Safety, thc owner of the dog shall pay a fee of $200.00. NUMBER OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS 123. No person shall keep, in or about a dwelling, more than two (2) dogs over twenty (20) weeks of age. 124. No person shall keep, in or about a dwelling, more than two (2) cats over twenty (20) weeks of age. 125. Where both dogs and cats are kept at a person's dwelling, the total number of dogs and cats shall not exceed two. GENERAL PROVISIONS 126. Every person who keeps an animal on the lands described in section 109 shall ensure that such animal is provided with; (a) Clean and fresh drinking water and suitable food of sufficient quantity and quality; (b) Clean and disinfected food and water receptacles; (c) The opportunity for periodic exercise; (d) Necessary veterinary care; (e) Proper shelter. 127. No person shall punish or abuse an animal in a manner which is cruel or unnecessary. 128. (1) Subject to subsection (2), every owner of a dog shall keep the dog safely tied with a rope or a chain so as to restrict its movement or kept in an enclosure at all times, when the dog is on the lands described in section 109. (2) A dog need not to be safely tied with a rope or a chain so as to restrict its movement or kept in an enclosure as provided by subsection (1) if the dog; 27

a) is held on a leash by a person capable of restraining the dog's movements; b) is being used by a person for the purposes of hunting; c) is used by a visually impaired person as a guide dog. (3) No owner shall allow a female dog in heat to remain in a public place unless such dog is held on a leash and is accompanied by and is under the observation and control of his owner or his agent. 129. No owner shall permit a dog to be at large on the lands described in section 109. 130. The owner of a dog who barks, yelps, growls or otherwise annoy or disturb the peace of residents in the community is guilty of an offence. 131. The owner of a dog which causes damage to any property including moveable property, lawns, flower gardens, flower beds, bushes or plants, or other parts of property, is guilty of an offence. 132. The owner of a dog which bites or attacks without provocation a person or a domestic animal is guilty of an offence. VICIOUS DOGS 133. A vicious dog includes: a) any dog that demonstrates any ferocious, vicious or aggressive behaviour, b) any dog that a police officer or the Animal Control Officer, upon reasonable and probable grounds, believes to be a vicious dog; c) any dog which has bitten another animal or human without provocation. 134. At all times, a vicious dog must be muzzled and kept on a leash whenever it is not on the owner's premises. 135. At all times, when a vicious dog is not in the owner's dwelling but on the owner's premises, such vicious dog must be muzzled and kept on a leash which does not allow it to go beyond the owner's premises or safely tied with a rope or a chain so as to restrict its movement or kept in an enclosure. 136. Given their ferocious, vicious or aggressive behaviour, the following breeds and types of dogs are prohibited on the lands described in section 109: (a) Pit bull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Presa Canario; (b) Rottweiler; (c) Doberman Pinscher; (d) Wolf-dog hybrids; (e) German Shepherd; 2 C'

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