Animal Control

Pet Tip of the Month - October

  Thanksgiving and Halloween - two favourites for kids and adults too!  On both of these days, the front door of our homes get a good workout with people coming and going more than usual.  With each ring of the doorbell, it's just one more opportunity for your dog or cat to run out the door. 

Think about using a baby gate, or putting the cat in a room to stop the escape.  Not only is it a By-Law infraction, but an injury is definitely not something to be thankful for.  

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Pet Tips for the Month:  September  

1.  Does your dog whine at the window waiting for the school bus to bring the kids home?  They have a great relationship this loyal pooch and your young ones.  He goes dashing off to the bus to meet them and they pet him and love him -  you've probably got some great pics of these reunions!  However, not everyone loves dogs as much as your family does, some people are terrified of dogs due to a trauma or just the sight of a very large dog. 

Besides being eligible for a fine, try to think of others and bring your dog on a leash to the bus.  Use those few moments for training even, one day it might come in handy. 

        

2.  With the start of hunting season, make sure your dog is very visible when going to those walks in wooded areas. 

Maggie - Fall        Maggie - Fall

Although there should be no reason to fear walking in the City Limits with your buddy on a leash, because of our By-Laws regarding discharging a gun in City Limits - better to be cautious and keep your best friend safe. 

 

Off-Leash Areas

Want to let your dog have a bit of fun running, and exploring?   The City of Timmins has two great off-leash areas for your  pet to enjoy:

  • Rainbow Loop at Hershey Conservation Area
  • Dog Park off Mattagami Blvd.   

Recently it has come to our attention that unauthorized signage has been posted in areas other than the two mentioned above.   

Please be advised, that on all other trails within the Corporation of the City of Timmins - other than the Rainbow Loop and the dog park - your pet must be leashedReceiving a by-law infraction ticket would be costly reminder, if one of our enforcement officers meets you and your pet on the trails.                  

 

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Dog and Cat Liences

If you have a dog, that could mean a lot of trail walking, playing at the dog park and evening strolls.   Don't let getting caught without a city dog tag put a damper on your fun.  

All tags - for both dogs (eight weeks old and up) and cats - expire  December 31st, so be sure to get your new 2022 one now.   

2022 tags are available at:  PADS K9 Protection and Detection Service, The Timmins Animal Hospital, Spoiled Rotten, or from one of our friendly animal control officers out on patrol.    

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With PADS-K9 Protection and Detection Services, and our long-time partners at Timmins & District Humane Society, who loving shelter all lost and stray pets, our community is assured of control, shelter and care to all of our four-legged friends.  

 

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