The town has strengthened its
animal control by-law
to better serve the community and ensure a positive quality of life for all pets within Oakville.
The by-law regulates the keeping of pets within the town and provides regulations for pets at large, leash requirements, and standards of care.
Currently, a maximum of three dogs and six cats are permitted per household.
The new by-law permits a combined dog and cat limit of six animals, with a maximum of three dogs. This brings the town in line with neighbouring municipalities and may assist in addressing sanitary conditions and nuisance complaints.