City seeks input for regular review of Animal Control Bylaw

November 9, 2020

The City of Kingston is seeking input on a number of proposed new provisions to the Animal Control Bylaw.

“We really want to focus on encouraging responsible pet ownership and this is also an opportunity to clarify rules and regulations to make them easier to follow and enforce,” says Dan Hazell, Supervisor, Licensing and Enforcement.  He notes that this engagement is part of a regular review of the bylaw, which is aimed at ensuring the safety of people and pets.

Offer your input by completing a survey at by 4 p.m. on Nov. 30. Residents who complete the survey can be entered in a draw for one of two $25 gift cards. 

While you are there, sign-up to attend a Dec. 9 virtual open house, which will offer an overview of the process to review the Animal Control Bylaw and findings from the survey.

Existing animal control regulations are different for the rural and urban parts of Kingston. New provisions are being considered to regulate:

  • Exotic pets
  • Per household pet limits
  • Standard of care requirements
  • Leash-length requirements

Pet owners: Existing pet arrangements will likely be grandfathered in to any update to the Animal Control Bylaw.