The Village of New Maryland provides Animal Control Services for domestic animals (including but not limited to dogs, cats and reptiles) for residents living within the Village limits. The Village of New Maryland currently holds a 3-year contract for animal control services with Randy Casey.
In accordance with the Village of New Maryland Animal Control By-law No. 52, animal owners should keep the following important points in mind:
- Dog owners are required by law to purchase a yearly dog licence for their dog(s) on or before December 31st for the following calendar year, (Section 4 (1)), and are required to purchase a dog licence immediately upon acquiring a dog (section 4 (2)).
- The cost for dog licences for spayed or neutered dogs is $15.00 and for non-spayed or non-neutered dogs is $30.00 (section 4 (1) (a) and (b)) and dogs are required by law to wear their licences at all times (section 4 (9)).
- Proof of up-to-date rabies inoculations must be provided at the time the dog licence is purchased (section 4 (5)).
- Animals (this includes cats as well as dogs) are not permitted to run at large in the Village, (Section 3 (11)). “Running at large” occurs when an animal is in any place, other than on the property of the owner of the animal, and not secured by a leash which is two (2) metres or less in length and under the control of the owner of the animal.
For more information about the Village of New Maryland Animal Control by-law, click here. If you have issues or questions regarding domestic animal control, you may contact the Village office Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (with the exception of holidays), or our Animal Control By-law Enforcement Officer, Randy Casey at 451-1583 after hours and on weekends.