Responsible Pet Ownership
Responsible Animal Ownership By-law
Hamilton's Responsible Animal Ownership By-law No. 12-031 ensures the health and safety of residents, protects property and prevents public issues.
Animals & Pets
The Responsible Animal Ownership By-law talks about:
Roaming animals or owned animals ‘at large’
Cleaning up after your animal
Designating potentially dangerous and dangerous dogs
Prohibiting exotic animals
Rural and urban regulations
Pet limits- four domestic animals per house in urban areas
Prohibiting urban chickens
Where and how an animal may be housed to make sure it’s healthy and safe
Zero Tolerance' dog license enforcement program
Hamilton has a Zero Tolerance dog licence enforcement program. Any person who owns, has custody of or keeps an unlicensed dog may be charged under the Provincial Offences Act. Fines start at $180 and go up to $10,000.
July 14, 2022