The Town of Hinton’s Animal Control Bylaw has always required pet owners to register their pets with Bylaw Services. Registration for pets has been updated to allow for a 1 year, 3 year or lifetime registration. Keeping your contact information up to date with Bylaw Services will ensure that if your pet is at large, officers can return it to your home, avoiding a stay at the SPCA. Tags are provided in-house when you register. As a reminder – cats need licenses too!
Over Limit Permit
If you possess more than two of any species of animal, you are required under the Animal Control Bylaw to complete an over limit permit process with Bylaw Services. Approval of the over limit permit is based a number of factors, including yard space, proximity to neighbours’ houses, size of the animal, type of animal, fencing, and any previous incidents on file.
Over the next month, additional materials in support of this bylaw will be developed, including a pamphlet, updated web content and reminders regarding registration and other areas of the bylaw.
If you have questions, please feel welcome to contact Bylaw Services at 780-865-6009.