West Island city notes that penalties range from $200 to $20,000, depending on the seriousness of the violations, for each violation committed and for each dog.
Pointe-Claire city officials are advising that its public security inspectors will be conducting awareness tours with dog owners over the next few months to ensure compliance with a new bylaw, which is in line with provincial canine rules.
All dog owners must register their pet within 30 days of their acquisition or the day the dog reaches the age of three months. Owners will then be mailed a tag with a number and an integrated chip that their pet must wear for its life. Dogs must be kept on a leash of less than 1.85 meters (six feet) at all times unless they are in a private fenced lot or in a reserved dog exercise area. Picking up after your dog is mandatory, and the excrement should be disposed of in a trash can.
Penalties for breaking the dog bylaw range from $200 to $20,000, depending on the seriousness of the violations.
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