Middlesex Centre offers services related to animal care and control.
Licencing you dog could play a critical role in identifying your dog should it become lost or injured.
- All dogs in the municipality must have a valid licence and dog tag.
- Dog licenses are renewed on an annual basis.
- If you find a lost or injured dog, contact the number on the tag to make arrangements for securing the animal.
- Any resident wishing to operate a dog kennel or boarding facility must obtain a Kennel Licence.
- The property must be properly zoned to accommodate a kennel or boarding facility.
- Kennels and boarding facilities will be inspected on a bi-annual basis.
- If you wish to establish a dog kennel or boarding facility, please contact the municipal office to discuss the location and requirements.
Animal Care & Control Services
Middlesex Centre has partnered with Animal Care Centre Lobo to provide animal care and control services.
Contact Animal Care Centre Lobo if you:
- Encounter a dog running at large.
- Inquiring (and retrieval) about a lost dog.
Animal Care Centre Lobo
5592 Egremont Drive, Ilderton, ON, N0M 2A0
Currently Middlesex Centre's Animal Control By-law does not prohibit cats from roaming at-large (aka stray cats). As there is no by-law that limits cats from being at-large:
- Middlesex Centre, and by extension its animal control contractor, Animal Care Centre Lobo, has no authority to pick-up stray cats (be they pets that have gotten out or feral cats).
- Middlesex Centre will no longer fund costs associated with cats that are dropped off at the animal shelter.
The inclusion of cats in the animal control budget and by-law is currently under review:
- A request for quotations for animal control services for the next three years (2020 to 2022) was issued in October 2019.
- Council will receive a report on options for dealing with stray cats at their November 13, 2019, meeting.
- The animal control by-law will be reviewed in 2020 to reflect changes in provincial legislation, and, if directed by council, to put in place restrictions to address cats at-large.