Animal Control By-law Review

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Public Input Session

The Township is holding a public input session to receive comments on the Draft Animal Control By-Law

Monday, September 9, 2019
6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 1 MacDonald Square, Elora
If you wish to register as a delegation, please contact Lisa Miller, Deputy Clerk at 519-846-9691 x242 or lmiller@centrewellington.ca


The Township is currently reviewing the Animal Control By-law. This by-law is an update to the current dog control by-law. The draft by-law contemplates some of the following:

  • allowing 3 dogs per residence, currently only 2 dogs are permitted per urban residence dwelling.
  • licensing cats
  • exotic pet ownership
  • regulations on chickens.

At the September 9th Council meeting, a number of delegations and comments were brought forward from the public to take into consideration for the draft by-law. Council made the following decisions:

  • cat licensing was voted down
  • made some changes to the exotic pets bylaw,
  • requested staff to work with CW Backyard Poultry to revise the backyard chicken by-law; and
  • approved increasing the number of dogs in the urban centre from 2 to 3.

Staff will bring forward a revised Animal Control By-law to Council for approval in late 2019.




Public Input Session

The Township is holding a public input session to receive comments on the Draft Animal Control By-Law

Monday, September 9, 2019
6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 1 MacDonald Square, Elora
If you wish to register as a delegation, please contact Lisa Miller, Deputy Clerk at 519-846-9691 x242 or lmiller@centrewellington.ca


The Township is currently reviewing the Animal Control By-law. This by-law is an update to the current dog control by-law. The draft by-law contemplates some of the following:

  • allowing 3 dogs per residence, currently only 2 dogs are permitted per urban residence dwelling.
  • licensing cats
  • exotic pet ownership
  • regulations on chickens.

At the September 9th Council meeting, a number of delegations and comments were brought forward from the public to take into consideration for the draft by-law. Council made the following decisions:

  • cat licensing was voted down
  • made some changes to the exotic pets bylaw,
  • requested staff to work with CW Backyard Poultry to revise the backyard chicken by-law; and
  • approved increasing the number of dogs in the urban centre from 2 to 3.

Staff will bring forward a revised Animal Control By-law to Council for approval in late 2019.