A by-law that protects residents and animals alike
Pets and their owners in Val-des-Monts are governed by a municipal by-law designed to protect not only residents, but the animals themselves.
If you’re the pet’s owner or guardian, do acquaint yourself with the Municipality’s by-law on pets and with the resources provided to help you tend to this responsibility.
Why you should register your pet?
In 100% of cases, lost or stray pets wearing a valid licence with up-to-date owner contact information when they’re found are returned to their home.
Pet licences for 2021
Val-des-Monts has retained the SPCA to sell pet licences for the Municipality. Note that the by-law on pets says that fines of at least $200 plus administrative fees can be charged to pet owners or guardians who don’t have a valid licence for the current year.
The SPCA’s mission is to protect animals from neglect, abuse and exploitation, to provide them with shelter if abandoned and to find families willing to adopt them and provide them with love and proper care.
By buying your licence, you’re protecting your pet as well as other animals who don’t have a forever home.
NOTE: If you no longer have a dog or if you have a new one, be sure to notify the SPCA.
How to register your pet?
In Val-des-Monts, you can have a maximum of three dogs, and the licence costs $20 a year per dog.
To register a new pet or to renew a licence:
If you see a dead animal on or alongside the road, notify us at the Municipality (firstname.lastname@example.org or 819-457-9400, ext. 2222 or 2221) and we’ll contact either the SPCA to have the animal picked up or, if it’s a larger animal like a bear, the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.
Has your four-legged buddy run off somewhere or has a little furry-faced creature shown up at your patio door? If so, contact the SPCA as follows:
- Lost: https://spca-outaouais.org/nos-services/j-ai-perdu-mon-animal
- Found: https://spca-outaouais.org/nos-services/j-ai-trouve-un-animal
We also encourage you to reach out to fellow residents by sharing a photo with them on their group Facebook pages.