Dog Control By-Law
5.1 Any person who is the Owner of two (2) or more Vicious or Restricted Dogs over the age of six (6) months within the corporate limits of the Town is guilty of an offence.
5.2 An Owner of a vicious or restricted Dog shall, at all times when such Dog is on the property of the Owner, post each entrance to that property with a clearly visible warning sign which warns that a vicious or restricted Dog is on the property.
5.3 An Owner who fails to post warning signs as required in Section 5.2 is guilty of an offence.
5.4 An Owner of a Vicious or Restricted Dog is guilty of an offence:
5.4.1-- if his/her Dog is not at all times while on the property of the Owner confined within a Secure Enclosure, unless such Dog is on a Permitted Leash held and controlled by the Owner; or
5.4.2-- if his/her Dog is not, at all times while on property which is not the property of the Owner, confined in a Secure Enclosure, unless such Vicious or Restricted Dog is wearing a Muzzle and is on a Permitted Leash held and controlled by the Owner.
5.5 An Owner shall not be required to have a Restricted Dog wearing a Muzzle and on a Permitted Leash while that Restricted Dog is being shown or displayed at a bona fide Dog show.
5.6 If a Dog Control Officer reasonably believes that a dog is a Vicious Dog, he/she may in writing inform the Owner of that Dog that;
5.6.1-- the Dog has been determined to be a Vicious Dog; and
5.6.2-- the Dog must be kept in accordance with the Vicious Dog provisions of this Bylaw.
5.7 In addition to the remedies set forth in this Bylaw, if the Dog Control Officer determines that a Vicious or Restricted Dog is not being kept in accordance with the provisions of this Bylaw, he/she may file a complaint pursuant to the Dangerous Dog Act R.S.A 2000, Chapter D-3, for an order directing the dog be controlled or destroyed.
SCHEDULE C – RESTRICTED DOGS
1. Pit Bull Terrier
2. American Pit Bull Terrier
3. Pit Bull
or any dog of mixed breeding, which can be identified through its physical characteristics as a dog partially of the above mentioned breeds or kinds by a veterinarian licensed to practice in Alberta.