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Control of Domestic Animals (by-law)

By-law 2007-016 concerning the control of dogs is intended to govern the rules governing the possession of a licence and to set the fee for obtaining it. This by-law also covers certain situations or facts that constitute a nuisance.

The Municipality has also signed an agreement with the Laurentides-Labelle SPCA for the accommodation and care of stray dogs and cats found on its territory.

If you are aware of the existence of stray dogs or cats, please inform the Municipality: Link to the “Contact Us” page.

If information needs to be forwarded on weekends or statutory holidays, you may contact the Laurentides-Labelle SPCA directly:
355 Demontigny Street
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Québec J8C 3S5
Telephone: (819) 326-4059
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-960-7722
Website: spcall.ca

No one may keep more than two (2) dogs per unit of occupation;
A dog must be carried or led by its keeper by means of a leash the length of which cannot exceed two (2) meters, except when the dog is within the limits of its owner’s unit of occupation or outbuildings.

 

Dog Licence

Every owner must obtain a dog licence within fifteen (15) days of the dog’s acquisition, following its permanent arrival on the territory, or before it reaches the age of three months.

Cost: $15 (if animal is spayed or nutured), $30 (not spayed or nutured)

In addition, here are some rules of conduct to follow:

  • The dog must wear its tag at all times;
  • The owners are responsible for the cleanliness of the premises and must immediately clean up after their dog; and
  • Dog owners are also required to monitor and control their pet’s barking.

Note that dogs are strictly forbidden at the park near the landing and at the beach on the south side of Lac Manitou.

Anyone who contravenes this by-law may be subject to fines ranging from $100 to $300. See By-law 2007-016 for details.

Visits from Wild Animals

Do you have wild animals in your yard? Well yes, it is possible because we chose to live in a territory where vegetation, forest and rivers abound! There may be wild turkeys, deer, and even coyotes! What you need to know is that they are not usually dangerous. They are also on their territory, please do not forget that!

If, however, you notice dangerous or strange behavior, for example a wild animal that comes too close to the house, you can contact the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, directly at (819) 425-6375 and they will suggest solutions.

Processed food can cause several health problems in deer such as diarrhea and inflammation of the digestive system and gums. In addition, the animal becomes more at risk of carrying ticks near humans and transmitting them to peers through physical contact. It is therefore strongly recommended to avoid any feeding of these animals.

And let’s not forget that a stag that is too close to houses also means it is too close to roads, and thus a potential danger for humans. Statistics show several accidents have been caused by our desire to always have them a little too close to our homes! So, let’s choose our health and theirs!

Let’s share our territory with them!