By-Laws

Animal control within the Municipality of Cramahe is contracted through Municipal Animal Services and only applies to dogs. All after hour complaints or concerns should be directed to Municipal Animal Services at 905-885-7808. Please be advised that Municipal Animal Services is contracted to only pick up a dog when they are tied up by the complainant. For more information on regulating dogs within Cramahe Township, please see our By-law 2012-19.

Cramahe Township passed By-law 2011-51 to appoint for a Livestock Valuer as well as Large Animal Pound Keeper. If you come across large animals such as cows and horses that have escaped from their pens, or own livestock that have been killed by wildlife, please contact Ed Van Egmond at (905)-344-7767.

Dog Tags

 Dog Tags and Information

The Township of Cramahe requires that your dog is licensed every year. Dogs are to be registered on or before March 1st.  Owners are required to apply for a license within 10 days of obtaining a dog. Having a tag on your dog's collar will assist in a quick recovery of your dog when he or she is found.

A maximum number of dogs per legal dwelling unit is limited to three (3), otherwise a Kennel Licence is required.  Prior to obtaining a Kennel Licence, you must confirm the zoning of your property by contacting the Municipality's Compliance Coordinator at extension 126. 

Dog tags may be purchased in the Municipal Administration office during business hours. Payment methods include cash, cheque and debit.

January 1st - February 28th: $15.00

March 1st – December 31st: $25.00

Dangerous Dog: $100.00

Kennel Licences: $100.00

Dog Bites

What to do?

  • Seek medical treatment - Call 911
  • Report the bite (By-law Enforcement Officer 905-355-2821 Ext.126 and Health Unit 905-885-9100) 
  • Provide a description of the dog
  • Retrieve the dog owner's name and address
  • Record specific information (date, time, location)
  • Gather witness information
  • Take photos of the bite injury
  • Write a handwritten statement with all details as soon as possible

If you are the owner of a dog that has bitten:

  • Leash your dog 
  • Isolate your dog from other people/animals  
  • Report the bite (By-law Enforcement Officer 905-355-2821 Ext.126 and Health Unit 905-885-9100) 
  • Write a handwritten statement with all details as soon as possible

Urban Wildlife

The Joint Animal Control Services program DOES NOT handle urban wildlife calls such as skunks, raccoons, bats. Residents are urged to contact a local pest control company who may or may not operate on a fee for service basis. Consult your local yellow pages for "Pest Control".

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