Review of Dog Behaviour and Responsible Dog Ownership underway

The City is undertaking a review of Chapter 349, Animals to determine how to balance, manage and address dog behaviour, owner responsibilities and public safety in Toronto.

The Bylaw covers registration/licensing requirements and the requirement to leash dogs on public property, except where permitted (e.g., off-leash parks), as well as how the City responds to dogs at large (on the loose) or dogs that have bitten people or animals.

One of the goals of the review is to provide recommendations on how the City can effectively respond to incidents of dog bites and dogs that may pose a risk to public safety.

Toronto residents are invited to participate by taking part in our survey, found at www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay until October 30, 2015 or by attending a public consultation session:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Monday, September 28, 2015

City Hall, Committee Room 4, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main Boardroom, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 6, 2015

East York Civic Centre, Committee Room A, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Background on the review can be found at www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay

More info: Jessica Walters, Senior Policy and Research Officer, 416-392-8794 or jwalter2@toronto.ca

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