A review and community consultation of the Animal Bylaw resulted in changes to provide better clarity. The revised bylaw, approved by Council March 14, 2016, includes a number of improvements, most notably in the sections related to animals in heat, noise, number of animals in a persons care in an off lease area, threatening behaviours and the addition of an aggression scale to aid Peace Officers and the Court in gauging the severity of animal attacks. Animal licence fees included in the revised Bylaw are applied as of April 1, 2016.
All dogs and cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence.
I want to...
Pay for my animal licence • to use the Town's eServices portal; have your Citizen Self-Service user ID and password ready.
• don't have a user ID and password? Use the link for Citizen Self-Service Registration first
• call 403-851-2528 (only VISA or MasterCard accepted)
Dogs can enjoy Town pathways on a leash with their owners
Under the Animal Bylaw 04/2016, both dogs and cats in Cochrane must be licensed. Cats must remain on their owner's property and may not roam. Dogs must always be under their owner's control when off their property, and must be on leash except in designated off-leash areas.