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Animal Control

Animal Shelter

The Owen Sound Animal Shelter provides care to stray animals until owners can reclaim them, and opportunities for people to adopt a pet into a loving home. For more information about hours of operations, programs and services, animals available for adoption, donations, licensing fees for dogs and cats, general animal care tips, and much more, visit the site linked below.

Animal Shelter Website

Dog and Cat Licencing

City of Owen Sound, pets are to be licensed in accordance with By-law No. 2011-155 and By-law No. 2011-156. These By-laws require dogs to be licensed annually, and cats once for their lifetime, with tags being secured to collars.

Cat and Dog Licencing

Animal Control By-laws

Follow the link below to view City animal control by-laws.

City Animal Control By-laws

Dangerous Dogs

Follow the link below to view the City’s appeal process for dangerous dogs.

Procedure - November 2014.pdf


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