Chew on this: what does responsible dog ownership mean to you?

November 22, 2016

Chew on this: what does responsible dog ownership mean to you?

Residents are invited to share their thoughts about responsible dog ownership as part of the County’s examination of its current Dog Control Bylaw (85-2006), which has been in place since 2006. There are currently over 13,000 dogs licensed in Strathcona County.

Beginning November 21, both dog owners and non-dog owners are encouraged to provide feedback on responsible dog ownership via a short survey or by calling 780-464-8092. The survey is open until December 11, 2016. Topics for comment include dog licensing, enforcement, over-limit permits and addressing nuisance and/or aggressive dog concerns.

A ‘What We Heard’ summary report of survey responses will be shared with Council and the public in early 2017. This summary report will be used as a basis for deeper discussion at three public workshops in early 2017 about what is currently working and where improvements can be made in ensuring responsible dog ownership. Details on the workshop location and dates will be shared in the New Year.

Input received through the survey and public workshops will form the foundation of a final report, scheduled for Council presentation in March, 2017.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595