Keep your dogs leashed and under control: city

The city is reminding dog owners to keep their trusty hounds and canine companions under control and on leash.

  • Dec. 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.

The city is reminding dog owners to keep their trusty hounds and canine companions under control and on leash.

Allowing dogs to run at large within the City of Cranbrook boundaries is not allowed under the Animal Control Bylaw.

A rise in complaints from residents prompted the city to issue the reminder.

Naomi Humenny, bylaw services officer with the city, said it’s common for people to assume that their dog is harmless, but that doesn’t take into account the fear that some residents feel about them.

“Too many dog owners forget there are residents who are scared of dogs being off-leash, no matter how well-behaved the owner believes the dog to be,” Humenny said. “It is important to keep all dogs on leash when off private property as required in the bylaw.”

A dog running at large is defined as any dog on property other than that of the owner and not on a leash

A sterile, licensed dog would cost $25 rising to $150 per impound after three impounds; a non-sterile, licensed dog would cost $40 rising to $165 after three impounds. There is also the option of a $100 fine, if the dog is not impounded.

Non-licensed impound fees are an extra $25 on each impound fee.

Impound fees for vicious dogs start at $200 for first impound where deemed vicious, $500 for the second, $1,000 for the third and $2,000 for any additional impoundments.

Dangerous Dogs are $2,500.

The Animal Control Officer may impound any animal found to be running at large and will keep the animal impounded until it all impound fees and fines have been paid. The dog must also have a current license and attached tag from the City of Cranbrook.

Any complaints can be directed to the Bylaw Office at 250-489-9598.

To learn more about the Cranbrook’s Animal Control Bylaw, visit city’s website and and go to  ‘Bylaws & Council Information’ under the City of Cranbrook Links.

 

Just Posted

CP Holiday Train to stop in Cranbrook

Terri Clark will be the feature performer on Wed., Dec. 11 at the CP Station in Cranbrook

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Interior Health says the overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.

Cranbrook Aquatic Centre reopens Nov. 1

Users of the Western Financial Place facility will be able to start using the facility again

Telephone fraudsters claim to be a Cranbrook RCMP officer

Cranbrook RCMP are warning the general public of fraudulent telephone calls which… Continue reading

Green and NDP candidates talk strategic voting at Nelson public meeting

Wayne Stetski and Abra Brynne traded ideas but made no concessions for this election

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Pot legalization has gone ‘well’, but ‘yellow flags’ on vaping: task force chair

Canada legalized cannabis for non-medical use on Oct. 17, 2018,

ELECTION 2019: Federal leaders hit final 24 hours of campaign

Many leaders remain in B.C. for the final hours of the campaign

Most Read