Animal Control

The Township of Chatsworth wishes to ensure a safe environment for animals and people alike. Below is a list of services and/or information to assist you.

All dogs must be licensed in the Township and are required to have a Dog Tag to help identify your pet and return it home safely. Dog Tags purchased in 2018 will be good for three years. You will be invoiced annually in January for the second and third years respectively. If you no longer have a dog previously licensed, please contact the Township Office to update our information.

No more than three dogs per property are permitted, unless you are a kennel operator, licensed by the Township.

To report a dog or livestock running at large, please contact our Animal Control Officer, Cheryl Roberts, at 519-373-1000.

By-laws

The Townships animal services are regulated under our various by-laws including the licensing of dogs, and animals running at large.

For more information, please contact the Clerk’s department at 519-794-3232.

Dog Licensing

The Township of Chatsworth requires every dog owner to register his or her dog and obtain an annual license. Dog tags identify your pet and ensure they get home safely if they are lost. If your dog is picked up by Canine Control and it does not have a tag, you may incur additional fees and charges. For more information, please contact the Township office at 519-794-3232.

Kennel Licensing

The Township of Chatsworth regulates and licenses dog kennels within the Township. The Township Zoning By-law does not allow for kennels. Anyone wishing to operate a kennel will need to apply for a site-specific zone amendment and kennel license. For more information please see the Dog By-law or contact the Township office at 519-794-3232.

Livestock Claims

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs compensates livestock producers when their livestock or poultry are injured or killed by predatory wildlife through the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website.

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