Animal Services

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Pierce Animal Control Services is responsible for the enforcement of animal control for the Township of Tyendinaga.  These services are limited to dogs.

Complaints and inquiries are accepted through the live answering service at (613) 966-4483.

Animal control officers enforce the Dog Control By-law which makes owners responsible for their pet’s actions, return lost pets, patrol neighbourhoods for stray animals and ensure pets are a positive addition to the community. If an owner is in violation, officers have the ability to write tickets and lay charges before the court.

Please Note: Nuisance non-domesticated animals (i.e. skunks, raccoons, possums, etc.) are not dealt with through the Township. Residents are encouraged to contact Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre if you find an injured or orphaned wild animal immediately at 613-354-0264 to get further advice.

When to Call Pierce Animal Control

Residents of the Township should call Pierce Animal Control Services for the following:

  • To report by-law violations (except barking dogs)
  • To report stray dogs/dogs running at large
  • To report a lost or found pet (First call should be made to the Quinte Humane Society as they Act as the “animal shelter” for the Township.
  • To report sick/injured animals
  • To report a dog bite and/or attack
  • To report the damage to or destruction of livestock caused by dogs
  • To report a dead domestic animal
  • To report nuisance wildlife that is suspected of rabies. The animal can be removed at the expense of the caller or property owner (dead wildlife on public property such as the roadside is collected at no charge; please contact the Municipal Office for these occurrences).

Dog Tag and Registration

The Dog Control By-law requires that all dogs living in Tyendinaga be registered, and wear their dog tag.

A dog tag is the best form of ID for your dog and plays a critical role in identifying your dog should it become lost or injured.

New Dogs or Residents

New residents who are dog owners or existing residents with a new dog can register their dog(s) using the Dog Tag Application. Once you have completed and submitted your application, and the Township has received payment, you will be provided the dog tag(s).

Visit our Payment Options page for ways to pay for your dog tag(s).

Changes – Moving and Death of a Pet

Should you move within Tyendinaga, please email the Treasurer so that we may update your dog’s address and contact information.

Should your dog pass away, please email the Treasurer so that we may update our records.

Process for Existing Dogs

In 2022, the Township has moved to a generic dog tag system with no year on the tag. Your dog will have the same tag while they reside in Tyendinaga. Invoices will be sent out annually for licencing payment. All dog tags are $20 and payments are due by March 31st annually.

Once you receive your invoice, please use one of the following options for payments:

  1. A mail slot is available at the Municipal Office at 859 Melrose Road, Shannonville located to the left of our front doors. Please only pay with cheque/bank draft with this option. In a sealed envelope, include your payment and application to ensure payment is applied to the correct account.
  2. Mail cheque payable to the Township of Tyendinaga.
  3. Telephone or online banking: Be sure to choose the correct payee when processing bills through your financial institution.
  4. E-transfer: Please contact us at 613-396-1944 or email treasurer@tyendinagatownship.com for more details.
  5. Credit Card Payments: this option is available from our website. A third-party processing charge will be applied.

Lost Tag

If your dog loses its dog tag, please complete the replacement dog tag form. Replacement tags are $10 each.

Anyone who wishes to obtain a kennel licence must contact the Clerk. It is important to contact the Municipal Office prior to building any type of kennel structure, etc. as there are certain zoning requirements and standards in place.

All dog owners must keep their dogs on a leash and abide by “poop and scoop” regulations.

Animal control will be actively enforced in all parks and trails within Tyendinaga. Charges will be laid for those found in contravention of the By-law.

In accordance with the Provincial Offences Act, owners will be issued a set fine as set out in the Dog Control By-law if the Animal Control Officer impounds an unregistered dog or a dog running at large.

Animal services in Tyendinaga are regulated under the Dog Control By-law. If you have questions about this by-law contact the Clerk at 613-396-1944.

Call the Animal Control Officers – Pierce Animal Control at 613-966-4483 to report found dogs in Tyendinaga. They will do their best to find the owners of all lost dogs in the township.

If you see a dog running at large, please contact the Pierce Animal Control at 613-966-4483.  The Township contracts the services of the Pierce Animal Control to assist in canine control matters.

To report a lost pet, please contact the Quinte Humane Society directly or find more information on their website.

Report a dead animal

To report a dead animal on a municipal road or property, please call the office 613-396-1944 or email the Roads Department.

Private property owners are responsible for dead animals on their property.

Livestock Claims

The  Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program provides financial assistance to farmers whose livestock, poultry and honey bees have been damaged by wildlife.  If you are interested in more information about this program, please visit the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website.

Tyendinaga’s Livestock Valuator will come to your property to assess the loss/damage. Then a report is submitted to Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

To apply for payment, farmers must:

  • Have a valid farm business registration number (BR)
  • Have a premises ID number
  • Report the kill within 48 hours
  • Retain remains of the kill for inspection by the Township’s Livestock Valuer

The Livestock Valuator for the Township of Tyendinaga is Kevin Durkin, who can be reached at 613-396-6381.

Animal Distress or Abuse

The Province of Ontario has established a toll-free number, 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625) for people to report concerns about animal distress or abuse. This call centre is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Note that a full review of the dogcontrol by-law is planned to reflect changes in provincial legislation and to make locally-relevant changes as directed by council.