Animal Related Bylaws - Town of Ajax
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Animal Related By-laws

Dog & Cat By-law (2016 Office Consolidated Copy)
(By-law #127-2009 , By-law #145-2010By-law #28-2015, By-law #05-2016)

Regulates responsible pet ownership, registration of dogs and cats, control of dogs and cats, control of restricted animals, muzzling and leashing of dogs, and general requirements of a pet owner.

Exotic Pet By-law

Prohibits or regulates the keeping and running at large of certain animals (including pigeons and other animals but excluding dogs or cats) in both rural and urban areas of the Town.

Pet Shop By-law

Regulates general requirements for Pet Shops including but not limited to the health and welfare of all animals (requirements of life), living environments (cage cleanliness, light/temperature conditions, overcrowding, and upkeep), facility operation (location, sanitation), education of persons running the facility, ensuring that the animals are being kept in good health, and licencing requirementts including issuing, suspension and revocation of a licence.

Kennel By-law

This By-law regulates kennels (pertaining to both dogs and cats), including but not limited tolocations of a kennels, types of kennels, maintenance and upkeep standards of a kennel, and licencing requirementts including issuing, suspension and revocation of a licence.