TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of the County of Colchester will consider Second Reading of amendments to Chapter 35 - Dogs By-law, at their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 24, 2022, beginning at 6 pm.  This meeting will be held both virtually via Zoom Webinars and in-person.

The proposed amendments to the Dogs By-law will:

  • Clarify definitions;
  • require dogs to be leashed on all municipal property that is signed (ie. parks, trails, playgrounds) regardless of location in the County;
  • Clarifies the conditions and circumstances under which a dog may be deemed fierce and dangerous and provides options to the Animal Control Officer to mitigate possible threats;
  • Outlines processes and procedures to better manage persistent offences and repeat offenders;.
  • Improves and expands enforcement options.

The text of the proposed By-law may be inspected or a copy obtained from the Community Development Office, 1 Church Street, Truro, or is available on the County website at  Those interested in addressing the amendments, please call 902-897-3170 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dated November 8, 2022
Rob Simonds
Chief Administrative Officer

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