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Animal Care and Control By-law

Posted on Tuesday February 26, 2019

The Town of Caledon is currently reviewing and updating the Animal Control By-law to incorporate modern best practices and address changing needs within the community with respect to the protection and care of animals. 

Key aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • Enhancing standards of care for animals;
  • New provisions for protection and care of dogs;
  • Oversight of new programs for feral cats;
  • Consideration of regulations around livestock types; and
  • Improved enforcement tools. 

Learn more and provide your feedback by attending an Open House on March 26, 2019 at Town Hall, starting at 5:00 p.m. 

We also invite you to provide your input by taking a short survey at Please note: the survey is now closed.

The draft by-law is attached below.

PLEASE NOTE: The proposed by-law is a draft and is subject to change.


If you are unable to attend the Open House and would like more information or if you have questions, please contact Regulatory Services at 905.584.2272 x. 3462 or


If you wish to be notified of the results of the proposed changes, please make a request to the Town of Caledon, Legislative Services Division, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon, ON L7C 1J6 or by e-mail to


If you require an accessibility accommodation to attend or participate in the Open House or to access information in an alternate format, please contact Legislative Services at 905.584.2272 x.2366 or via e-mail to Requests should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the Open House.