Vicious Dog Legislation
If you believe you have been the victim of a vicious dog or require more
information please contact either:
|Tel: (306) 786-1725
|Fax: (306) 786-6880
Summary of the Animal Control Bylaw No. 23/2011, Part 6: Vicious Dogs:
The Cities Act provides legislation for the powers and duties
of municipalities with respect to the control of dogs within the municipality.
The legislation sets out a system by which a dog may be declared dangerous. The
matter must be brought before a judge in the form of a hearing. In the City of Yorkton, the Animal Control Bylaw No. 23/2011 addresses dangerous or vicious dogs and describes a vicious dog as any dog, whatever its age, whether on public or private property, which has without provocation:
- exhibited threatening behavior which creates a reasonable threat of physical injury and may include growling, lunging, snarling or chasing in a menacing fashion; and/or
- caused serious injury which means a physical injury to another domestic animal or person that results in lacerations that may require sutures; and/or
- bitten a person or persons whether on the property of the owner or not and/or;
- done any act to injure a person or persons whether on the property of the owner or not; and/or
- chased or otherwise threatened a person or persons whether on the property of the owner or not, unless the person chased or threatened is a trespasser on the property of the owner; and/or
- caused death to an animal or person.
For more information about the requirements and procedures for vicious dogs, please view Part 6 of the Animal Control Bylaw No. 23/2011.