Stephen Mykulak, Director
Protective and Planning Services
Municipality of Greenstone
Tel. No.: 807-854-1100 ext. 2027
Fax No.: 807-854-1947
Ted Clarke, Animal Control Officer
Municipality of Greenstone
Tel. No.: 807-854-0669
Fax No.: 807-854-2383
PETS IN OUR COMMUNITY - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
Pets are an important part of our community - please help us keep Greenstone a safe, clean and friendly place to live through responsible pet ownership.
The Animal Control Officer of the Municipality of Greenstone is mandated to enforce the animal-related by-laws of our community to ensure that we live in a safe and healthy environment, and that people and animals live together in harmony.
We appreciate that most pet owners in Greenstone do comply with the by-laws laid out by the Municipality. But we also understand that some pet owners are not aware of the many responsibilites required of them as pet owners.
DID YOU KNOW THAT when you exercise your dog off your property, your pet must be kept on a leash or similar apparatus. You must have full control of your pet at all times.
Legally dogs and other animals are not permitted to soil Municipal property; you have to clean it up!
DID YOU KNOW THAT failure to lease and/or failure to clean up after your dog may result in a ticket of up to $50.00, or upon conviction in a court of law, a fine of up to $1,000.00.
When you walk you dog, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO keep it leased, carry a disposable plastic "poop" bag and promptly clean up after your dog. Carry some extra bags, and if you see others walking their pets without a bag, offer them a bag so that they too can clean up after their pet.
Failure to clean up after dogs is the most common complaint about pets in Greenstone.
Responsible pet owners have their dogs and cats spayed and neutered.
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF GREENSTONE
The Animal Control Officer for the Municipality of Greenstone is appointed by By-law to enforce the provisions of the Animal Control By-law of the Municipality.
One of the responsibilities of the Animal Control Officer is to catch and impound any dog running-at-large contrary to the provisions of the Animal Control By-law. All impounded dogs are kept for a period of three (3) working days at the Greenstone Dog Pound, located in the Geraldton Ward. To see if your pet is presently at our Pound, click here.
The Animal Control Officer is also the Pound Keeper for the Municipality. It is the duty of the Pound Keeper to care for all animals after they have been impounded in accordance with the Regulations made pursuant to the Animals for Research Act.
Each year-end, the Animal Control Officer prepares a Report for Council. Click here to see his Report for 2008. To reach the Animal Control Officer/Pound Keeper, please call the Greenstone Administration Office at 854-1100 or Mr. Clarke at 854-0669.
Every person who resides in the enforcement area of Greenstone who is the owner of a dog must register his/her dog with the respective Ward Office before the 15th day of February in each and every year.
New dog owners must register their dog immediately upon taking ownership, and in each subsequent year.
Upon payment of the licence fee, the owner will receive a tag bearing a number and the year of issue which is to be fastened on the dog at all times when the dog is not on the owner’s property.
No licence is required for any dog until it has reached the age of two (2) months. The onus of proving that the dog is under two (2) months shall be on the owner.
Every applicant for a licence tag for a spayed female dog or a neutered male dog shall be asked to produce to the Municipality of Greenstone at the time of registering their dog, a certificate of a veterinary surgeon or other proof that such female dog has been spayed, or that such male dog has been neutered.
1. For each male or female dog owned (including Dog Tag) →$25.00
2. For each male dog (neutered) owned (including Dog Tag) →$15.00
3. For each female dog (spayed) owned (including Dog Tag) →$15.00
4. For the third (3rd) dog in any household →$50.00
5. For each replacement Dog Tag →$5.00
6. For each Kennel registered under the Canadian Kennel Club →$100.00
7. For each Boarding or Breeding Kennel →$100.00
*Senior Citizens’ fees are to be 50% of all of the above-noted fees.