|Animal Care and Control|
Thank you for visiting this page. Please read the contents which will help you in caring for your pet. Included are owner’s responsibilities which will reduce the risk of conflict and help you become a better neighbour.
This page also provides links to literature and brochures from the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. This information is presented well and informative.
Please, enjoy the rest of your visit!
Jim Wouters, MLEO ( C ), CMMIII
Information Regarding Dogs
Information Regarding Cats
Animal Fact Sheets
“A dog licence is the best protection your dog can have. It speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
The Gravenhurst Dog Control By-law 87-183 and amendments thereto requires all dog owners to license their dogs. The fees range from $15.00 - $25.00 per dog. Ontario Regulation 567 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act requires that every owner or person having care and custody of a cat or dog three (3) months of age or older shall ensure the animals are immunized against rabies. Please note that proof your dog(s) have been innoculated with a non-expired anti-rabies vaccine is required at the time of purchasing a licence. A licence expires at the end of the calendar year. The licence must be renewed annually. There is a maximum of two or three dogs per household depending on where you reside within the town. Please consult the by-law or enquire for further information.Dog licences can be purchased at Pet Valu 351 Talisman Dr. Unit 3 (Rio Can Centre) or at the town office at 3-5 Pineridge Gate.
All dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet in length when off of its owner’s property and must be maintained under control at all times. Please rember to “Stoop and Scoop.”
No owner shall allow persistent barking, whining or other similar persistent noise making by any domestic pet. This prohibiton is in effect 24 hours/day.
The Orillia Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the primary enforcement agency for by-law violations related to dogs. They can be reached at (705) 325-1304.
Why Spay/Neuter Your Cat
Below are some tips to deter cats from entering onto your property:
1. Plant “Rue herb” (flowering herb) in your garden.
2. Plant “Plectranthus caninus” (coleus) better known as “Scary Cat Plant” in your garden.
Both of these plants can be ordered through your local garden nursery.
3. Plant a clean margarine container with holes punched in the lid. Place a cloth soaked in household bleach into the container and replace the lid. Place the container in the area where you want to keep cats out. The odour of the bleach coming through the holes in the container lid is a deterrent.
4. Other remedies: lavendar, crushed red peppers, pinecones, ground up orange peels, white vinegar or commercial cat repellant.For other remedies Google “Annoying Cats.”
If you have any questions regarding these tips, please contact the OSPCA Orillia Branch.
The town encourages you to consider adopting a dog or cat.
If you are interested in adopting an animal, please visit the OSPCA Orillia Branch Adoption Centre located at:
467 West Street North
Orillia, ON L3V 5G1
Phone: (705) 325-1304
Fax: (705) 325-1027
ANIMAL FACT SHEETS
Dog Behaviour and Training Tips
Living with Wildlife
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2012 10:08|