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UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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Domestic and wild animals

ANNOYANCES

  • To keep our city clean, the animal’s owner must immediately remove and clean their animal’s fecal materials.
  • It is prohibited by law for a domestic animal to cause damage to the property of others or be found on the property of others without the consent of the property owner.
  • Any domestic animal that is outside a dwelling unit or its outbuildings must be retained/restrained by a device (fastener, leash, fence, etc.). If the restraint is a leash, the leash must not exceed a length of two (2) metres.

DANGEROUS ANIMALS

Any vicious, dangerous or rabid animal that attacks or is trained to attack is prohibited. Any animal attempting to bite or cause bodily injury to a person or to another domestic animal by biting or scratching, without provocation, is considered dangerous.

COMPULSORY LICENCE

In order to avoid the euthanasia of unidentified stray cats, residents are required to obtain a licence for their cat at a cost of $25, valid for a period of two years. Please note that a dog licence is also mandatory and must be renewed before May 31 of each year. It is valid from February 1 of the year in which it is issued to January 31 of the following year.

When an animal wears a licence indicating the owner’s phone number or address, the animal controller can easily and quickly contact the owner of such an animal found on a public thoroughfare and return it to its owner. Conversely, an unidentified cat or dog will be kept for up to seven (7) days for animals having a licence, and three days (3) for unlicensed animals. After this period of time they will be euthanized or put up for adoption as described in the municipal by-law.

To obtain a licence or for any other service, residents of Mont-Tremblant should contact Mr. Robert Rochon at 819-425-0630.

WELFARE OF ANIMALS

  • Cruelty to animals is strictly prohibited.
  • The guardian must provide, to the animal under his/her care, the necessary food, water and care, appropriate to its species, in addition to keeping it in good health and healthy conditions.
  • No dog or cat may be confined in an enclosed space or vehicle without adequate ventilation.

The animal controller may capture, and keep at the pound, any stray domestic animal. He may also euthanize any domestic animal, without a muzzle, which he considers to be dangerous.

See by-law (2016)-149 regarding animals to become aware of all rules, offenses and penalties.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Société protectrice de la cruauté envers les animaux de Laurentides Labelle (SPCALL), the regional humane society.

WILD ANIMALS

Living close to nature has its advantages, but also some disadvantages that must be minimized so that humans can live in peace and safety. The Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs suggests several ways of controlling the visits of annoying animals through the use of deterrents.

Repulsion: repel the animal with repellents, which are products that affect the animals’ senses. There are visual repellents (scarecrows), sound repellents (propane gun), olfactory repellents (naphthalene) and gustatory repellents (thiram).

Capture and relocation: 

live capture using a cage requires some experience. It is strongly recommended that you call on specialists, which will involve costs, instead of attempting to handle a wild animal yourself. The animal is then moved and released at some distance from where it was captured.

For more information, visit the Wildlife section on the website of the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, English, and its section on Annoying animals in urban areas.