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Animal Control

The Municipality of French River requires that all dog owners register and licence any dog(s) which have attained at least six (6) months of age. When a dog is properly licensed it will aid in quickly identifying an animal for return to its owner when it is lost and/or found wandering the streets of our community by either the By-Law Enforcement Officer or concerned citizens.

If a dog is not licensed, the dog owner is subject to a fine of $75.00 (plus victim fine surcharge and court costs) as per by-law 2014-17.

The By-Law Enforcement Officer may be contacted for the following situations:

  • Dog(s) running at large
  • Dog(s) becoming a public nuisance
  • If a dog is lost or found
  • Dangerous dogs

You can purchase your dog license(s) at 3 locations within the Municipality: 

  • Municipal Office
  • Alban Public Library
  • Noëlville Public Library

Click here to view dog licensing fees

Cruelty to any animal is not tolerated in Ontario. If you think an animal is in distress or is being abused, call 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625). or check out Animal Welfare