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Contact(s)

For general inquiries or for assistance, please contact the Animal Control Officer at 705 672 3985.

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Why purchase a tag for my dog or cat?

Purchasing a tag for your pet will ensure that your pet is returned to you safely if it is lost and found.  The revenue from dog and cat tags helps to pay for the Animal Control Program and the care and feeding of stray dogs and cats. 

When do I need to purchase a tag for my dog or cat?

Every owner of a dog or cat must purchase a tag on or before January 1st each year that he or she is the owner of the dog or cat. 

Every person who becomes the owner of a dog or cat after January 1st, shall purchase a tag within 7 days of becoming the owner and on or before January 1st of each year after that.

You do not have to purchase a tag for your dog or cat until the dog or cat reaches 12 weeks old.

What information do I need to provide when I purchase an animal tag?
  • Name, physical address and telephone number of the owner of the dog or cat
  • Name of the dog or cat
  • Description of the dog or cat
  • Information about whether the dog or cat has a microchip implanted or has been tattooed
  • Disclose if the animal is a service animal, livestock guardian dog or herding dog
  • Proof of spay or neuter
  • Tag fee

How much does a dog or cat tag cost?

For applicable tag fees, please click here. {inserset relevant pricing table} 

 

Where can I purchase a tag?

Depots selling dog and cat tags are at the following locations:

  • City Hall
  • New Liskeard and Haileybury Branches of the Temiskaming Shores Public Library
  • Temiskaming Vet Services
  • Animal Hospital on Hwy 11B
  • Pet Valu

If you are not able to make it to a depot and would like a tag delivered to your house, you can make arrangements with the Animal Control Officer at 705-672-3985.

Pets & Emergencies

For information about protecting your pets during an emergency, please click on the following links:

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How many dogs and cats can I have?

You can have 5 dogs and 5 cats. However, if you are in an agricultural area, you are permitted to have any number of Livestock Guardian Dogs and Herding Dogs for agricultural uses.

Are there rules about other types of animals that I can have?

Yes, the City's Animal Control By-law also regulates the keeping of other animals such as rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, snakes, and lizards.  For information about the keeping of animals other than dogs and cats, please refer to the Animal Control By-law or call the Animal Control at 705 672 3985.

When should I call Animal Control?

Some reasons that you may wish to call animal control are:

  • To report that you dog or cat is missing
  • To  file a complaint about a dog or cat such as excessive noise, or a dog or cat is on your property without your consent
  • If you find a stray dog or cat
  • If you see a dog or cat that is off its leash or not under effective control of a responsible person
  • If you are attacked by a dog or cat
  • If an owner does not remove and dispose of excrement left by a dog or cat on public property or on private property without the consent of the property owner (poop and scoop).

How do i contact Animal Control?

The number to call is 705 672 3985.  If there is no answer, please leave a message. The Animal Control Officer is usually out in the community, not in the office. The Animal Control Officer will respond to your call as soon as possible.

Animal Control Services are provided from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  There are no Animal Control Services provided on Sunday or Statutory Holidays.

The Animal Control Officer will only respond to a call after hours if the call is an emergency.   An example of an emergency is an incident involving a vicious dog or cat where another animal or a person is injured. If you have an emergency and cannot reach the Animal Control Officer, you may wish to call 911 and ask for the Police.

Reporting Animal Neglect & Abuse

Please contact the Timmins and District Humane Society (SPCA) The number to call is 705-264-1816

Is there a dog off-leash area in the City?

Yes, Larocque's Field on Cobalt Street in North Cobalt is an area that dogs are permitted to be off-leash.

Are there areas in the City where animals are prohibited?

Yes, animals are prohibited in areas such as schools, beaches, parks, and cemeteries.  For a complete listing of prohibited areas, click here.