Animals

Town of Eston Bylaw 03-2011 outlines the requirements for having pets in the community. Key aspects include:

  • All dogs, cats and dangerous animals must be licensed. A license can be purchased for a one-time fee of $5 at the Town Office.
  • No dog or cat may  run at large in Town.
  • No person shall own or harbour an animal which creates a disturbance to the annoyance or discomfort of another person.
  • All defecation that occurs on public or private property must be removed immediately.

The Town contracts a Bylaw Enforcement Officer who follows up on all complaints received. Should no resolution to bylaw violations be found, fines ranging from $50 to $300 may be issued. Fees for items such as impoundment and pickup may also apply.

Restricted Animals

A list of prohibited animals is available at the Town Office.

Restricted animals require application to and approval of Town Council before being permitted in the community. Upon approval of Council, a license would be issued. An annual licensing fee of $100 must be paid for all restricted animals.

Restricted animals include:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Pit Bull
  • Staffordshire
  • Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Rottweiler
  • Wolf Hound
  • Wolf Cross
  • Coyote Cross
  • Any dog, cat or dangerous animal of mixed breeding which includes any of the aforementioned breeds