As a responsible cat owner in Halifax, you should help your cat stay on the right side of the law. Halifax’s Animal By-law A-700 [PDF] sets the following rules for humans.
- keep your cat(s) from damaging public or private property
- pick up after your cats if they defecate on any property other than yours (where they defecate on your property is your business)
- prevent your cats from attacking any person or other animal
Cat owners found to be in violation of the bylaw may:
If you’re found to be in violation of the bylaw, you could face one or more of the following penalties:
- be issued a warning notice by a Compliance Officer
- be issued a Summary Offense Ticket of $237.50 or greater by a Compliance Officer
- face prosecution in a court of law
Troubles with a cat in your neighbourhood?
If you’re experiencing a problem or issue with a cat in your neighbourhood, the first step is to talk to the owner, who may not be aware that their pet is being disruptive.
If the issue persists, you can register a complaint by contacting 311.