Every dog in the Municipality of Colchester must be licensed and wear a dog tag. Having a licence helps your dog be brought home sooner when they are lost or loose. Licenses are good for one year, from January to December.

Each tag is $12.00 and can be purchased from any of the following:

  • The By-law Enforcement Officer
  • Community Development Department, County Office
  • All My Pets, Salmon River
  • Central Nova Animal Hospital, Bible Hill
  • Fundy Veterinarians (both Murray Siding and Shubenacadie locations)
  • Truro Veterinary Hospital, Truro
  • Stay N' Play Canine Centre, Truro
  • Future Worx Tatamagouche
  • 'The Store' (formerly Grant's Grocery in North River)
  • SPCA Truro
  • Cross Roads Boarding, Behavior, and Training, Great Village

pdf Download the Dog Registration Form (471 KB)

Animal Control is currently being looked after by the local SPCA. Please call 902-893-7968 to speak with a by-law officer.

 

Questions and Complaints within Colchester County
When filing a complaint please note you are required to provide your name, address and phone number.
Provide the following details because they are important to the investigation of any complaint:

  • the nature of the complaint
  • civic address of the dog owner
  • the date(s) and time(s) the alleged infraction(s) took place

Phone

902-893-7968
Please check the SPCA for hours of operation

Animal Control Complaints within the Town of Truro

As of June 1, 2016, the Municipality of Colchester no longer offers animal control services to the Town of Truro. Contact the SPCA at 902-893-7968 for complaints within the Town of Truro.

Animal Abuse, Abandonment and Neglect

Small Domestic Animals (Cats, Dogs, etc.)

If you suspect that domestic animals are being mistreated please contact the Provincial SPCA at: 1-888-703-7722

Any Farm Animal (Horses, Cattle, etc.)

If you suspect that livestock are being mistreated, please contact the Nova Scotia Department of Environment: Farm Animal Welfare at:

Phone: 1-877-9ENVIRO (1-877-936-8476)
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Website: Farm Animal Welfare

Animal Control is currently being looked after by the local SPCA. Please call 902-893-7968 to speak with a by-law officer.

 

  pdf Here is a link to the Dog By-law (250 KB) . This can also be viewed on our By-laws page.

 

Dog Licenses & Tags

Every dog in the Municipality of Colchester must be licensed and wear a dog tag. Having a licence helps your dog be brought home sooner when they are lost or loose. Licenses are good for one year, from January to December.

Each tag is $12.00 and can be purchased from any of the following:

  • The By-law Enforcement Officer
  • Community Development Department, County Office
  • Pilot's Doggy Daycare, Salmon River
  • Central Nova Animal Hospital, Bible Hill
  • Fundy Veterinarians (both Murray Siding and Shubenacadie locations)
  • Truro Veterinary Hospital, Truro
  • Stay N' Play Canine Centre, Truro
  • Future Worx Tatamagouche
  • 'The Store' (formerly Grant's Grocery in North River)
  • SPCA Truro
  • Cross Roads Boarding, Behavior, and Training, Great Village

pdf Download the Dog Registration Form (471 KB)

Lost Dogs

Follow the suggestions below to find your lost dog:

  • post your dog on the lost and found section on the radio
  • speak to neighbours
  • call the Animal Control Officer
  • contact the Nova Scotia Lost Dog Network