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Charlottetown residents reminded to adhere to Dog Control Bylaw

Shannon Kemp did not let the stormy weather keep her from taking Sam, a 13-and-a-half-year-old black lab/collie/shepherd mix for a walk Thursday morning in Charlottetown.
Shannon Kemp and her dog, Sam, took a walk on a stormy day last winter. - SaltWire File Photo
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Charlottetown residents are reminded to keep their dogs on leashes and to pick up after them.

The Dog Control Bylaw states that anyone who lets their pet run at large within Charlottetown’s boundaries is guilty of an offence.

Anyone who allows their pet to defecate on public or private property other than their own without removing it immediately is also guilty of an offence.

Anyone who commits an offence under the Dog Control Bylaw can be fined between $100 and $500 for a first offence, between $200 and $1,000 for a subsequent offence and/or imprisonment for up to 90 days.

For more information on the bylaw, visit Charlottetown.ca/bylaws.php.

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