Cats to be added into Animal Control Bylaw draft
October 7, 2015 / For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – At their regular meeting on October 5, Council directed staff to include cats in the next draft of the Animal Control Bylaw.
“We can’t have an Animal Control Bylaw without including all of the animals in our community and cats are a big part of our community,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “However, the exact details of what that will look like within the new proposed bylaw has yet to be determined,” added Brown.
Council directed staff to include licensing cats in the draft bylaw. Licensed pets who are lost or wander away have a greater chance of being reunited with their owners. The license fee has not been determined.
Staff will now include sections specifically addressing cats in the draft Animal Control Bylaw which already includes new sections pertaining to dogs. The draft bylaw will be brought forward to residents for further public consultation in the first quarter of 2016. The revised draft (based on public input) will be presented to Council in Spring 2016.
Team Leader, Municipal Enforcement