Dogs Don’t Understand Social Distancing

Originally posted on the Oxford County Trails Council Facebook page.

BYLAW AMENDED: Due to the high number of dog instances, The Township of South-West Oxford has increased the fines if your dog attacks or bites anyone or another animal to $1000. Please keep your dogs on a leash and pick up after them. Respect the rights of others to enjoy the trail who are not dog people.

Animal Care and Control By-law 76-2017 to establish a set fine in the amount of $1,000 per occurrence if a person fails to prevent their dog from attacking or biting a person or domestic animal. Enforcement staff may issue a ticket to the dog owner if or when an incident occurs. Additional charges may be brought upon the owner as per the provincial Dog Owner’s Liability Act. It is the responsibility of dog owners to ensure their dog remains under their control at all times, and does not bite or attack.</p

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