Municipal Licensing & Standards (MLS) is reviewing the Animals Bylaw to improve the coexistence of humans and wildlife, decrease nuisance behaviour and enhance animal welfare. The review aims to modernize the rules related to the feeding of wildlife, pet licensing, and the ownership of rabbits, guinea pigs and pigeons. It will also explore topics such as cosmetic procedures on pets and the feasibility of developing a list of animals that people can keep as pets.
A survey is available on the Animal Bylaw Review webpage for residents to share their opinions and additional feedback can also be emailed to [email protected] The deadline for feedback is December 17 at 11:59 pm. The feedback will inform a staff report to the Government and Licensing Committee expected in spring 2022.