Sudbury residents are reminded that all dogs are required to be on a leash and under the owner’s control when leaving their property. Owners of dogs who are found off-leash on public property will be faced with a provincial offence notice, which carries a set fine of $300, plus court costs.
There are many great reasons to keep your pet on a leash:
– It keeps your dog safe. While on a leash, dogs are less likely to get hit by a vehicle, get into a fight with another dog or get injured from wildlife.
– It’s part of being a good neighbour. Not everyone is comfortable with dogs and it’s not polite for your dog to run up to other dogs or people uninvited.
– It can improve your relationship with your dog. Walking a well-trained dog on a leash is enjoyable and helps to maintain a strong bond.
– It reduces accidents and animal bites.
– It’s the law. The law is meant to protect the safety and well-being of you, your pet and other people and animals.
For any questions or to report an animal control bylaw complaint, contact 311 by phone or live web chat.
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