Notice to Dog Owners


Dog owners may allow a dog to run unleashed in the following areas:
Chemainus Lake Park;
Herd Road Park;
Osborne Bay Park;
Somenos Dog Park;
Fuller Lake Park boat launch area where designated by signs;
Chemainus Ball Park, from September 1 to March 15;
Kin Beach Park foreshore, from October 1 to June 15; and
Maple Bay Beach foreshore, from October 1 to June 15.
 
Reminder to Dog Owners
Every owner of a vicious dog shall keep the dog muzzled and on a leash under the care and control of a competent person whenever it is at large or on a highway or public place.
 
Every owner of a vicious dog shall, when the dog is not muzzled, and on a leash under the care and control of a competent person, keep the dog securely confined by keeping it:
  (1) indoors; or
  (2) in an enclosure that:
      (a) prevents inadvertent entry by any person including a child;
      (b) prevents the dog from escaping or inflicting harm on any person or animal; and
      (c) is posted with a sign warning of a vicious dog.
 
"vicious dog" means:
     (a) a dog with a known propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack, without provocation, other animals or humans; or
     (b) a dog which has bitten or attacked, without provocation, another animal or human; or
     (c) the following breeds: Pit Bull Terrier; American Pit Bull Terrier; English Bull Terrier; Pit Bull; Staffordshire Bull Terrier; or any dog of mixed breeding which includes any of the aforementioned breeds; excepting any dog registered with the Canadian Kennel Club.