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The Animal Responsibility Bylaw contains important provisions for animal welfare, control, licensing, duties of North Cowichan animal owners, penalties, and enforcement.
Dog and cat requirements
The Animal Responsiblity Bylaw and the provincial Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act set out requirements for people keeping animals. This includes providing clean drinking water, sufficient food, sanitary reseptacles, exercise, clean bedding in a warm and dry area, and veterinarian care.
Coastal Animal Services of BC Ltd. has provided animal control services and pound facilities for North Cowichan since 1975. Coastal Animal Services provides:
Owners of dogs deemed to be aggressive by an Animal Control Officer need to be aware of their responsibilities.
North Cowichan Bylaw Services
Reporting distressed dogs in hot cars
SPCA (9am-5pm): 1-855-622-7722
RCMP (after 5pm): 250-748-5522
Conservation Officer Service
Report sightings of wildlife