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Animal Control

Dog Tags are available at all waste transfer sites
or the Trent Lakes Municipal Office
during normal business hours.

The Peterborough Humane Society has been contracted by the Municipality of Trent Lakes to provide animal control services. If you encounter a loose dog in your neighbourhood, you should first contain the dog and put a leash on it if you can, and call the  Peterborough Humane Society

Dogs must be licensed in the Municipality with either a current municipal dog tag or a current dog tag issued from the dog’s area of permanent residence.

If you are a dog owner please review By-law B2016-070, Licensing of Dogs and Kennel Operations

In accordance with By-Law B2016-070, Sec. 4(b), dogs are not permitted on any public beaches in the Municipality.  Please respect the rights of others and be a responsible owner by leaving your pets at home when you are visiting these areas.

Dog Tags

Dog tags are available at Municipal office, 760 County Road 36, and all waste transfer stations during their normal business hours.

Price before March 31st: $25.00/each
Price after March 31st: $30/each

Dog tags for the next year will not be available for sale until December of the current year.

Every attempt is made to locate an owner and return a lost dog to its home so please ensure that all licence and/or ID tags are up to date. Remember, a dog must be licensed and you will be considered liable.

Cats

Currently cats are deemed feral animals and as such are not required to be licensed.

Limitations on the Number of Dogs Permitted Per Property

• A total of 3 dogs are permitted per parcel of land consisting of 2 acres or less, regardless of how many owners reside on the property.
• A total of 4 dogs are permitted per parcel of land consisting of more than 2 acres of land and not exceeding 25 acres.
• No more than a total of 10 dogs are permitted on a parcel of land of more than 25 acres.

Clean Up after Your Dog

In accordance with By-Law B2016-070, S. 3 it is an offence for anyone to allow a dog to deposit waste (feces) on private property or property of the municipality unless that person without leaving the scene picks up the waste and disposes of it in a proper manner.

Protect Your Dog from Wildlife Traps

It’s an offense under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997  for a dog owner in Ontario to allow their dog to run at large in an area usually occupied by game wildlife, such as forested lands and woodlots.

Licensed trapping activities take place within the Municipality of Trent Lakes. Trapping generally takes place during the winter season on Crown lands, Provincial Parks and private lands within the municipality. You should always be cautious and take steps to ensure your dog is not injured by legally set traps by ensuring they are under the control of a leash and never permitted to run at large.

Licensed trappers, with the proper authority, are allowed to trap:

  • wildlife on:
    • Crown land, which is regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)
    • conservation reserves and some provincial parks (regulated by MNRF)
    • private land, controlled by landowners and municipalities
  • 23 species of furbearing mammals including beaver, muskrat, raccoon, striped skunk, fox, coyote, wolf, marten, fisher and many more

Farmers can set traps on their own land without a licence.

Bear Problems

If you’re having a bear problem please click here for information from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Emergency encounters: Call 911 or local police if a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety:

  • enters a school yard when school is in session
  • enters or tries to enter a residence
  • wanders into a public gathering
  • kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site
  • stalks people and lingers at the site

Non-emergency encounters call the Bear Wise reporting line: 1-866-514-2327 (April 1st to November 30)

If a bear is:

  • roaming around, checking garbage cans
  • breaking into a shed where garbage or food is stored
  • in a tree
  • pulling down a bird feeder or knocking over a barbecue
  • moving through a backyard or field but is not lingering

For more information on Legal Trapping or Bears please contact the
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Information Centre
300 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8M5
Tel: 1-800-667-1940