Residents invited to “chew on” dog control bylaw feedback

January 25, 2017

Residents invited to “chew on” dog control bylaw feedback

Nearly 2,000 residents shared their opinion about responsible dog ownership this past December via a survey, as part of the County’s review of its current Dog Control Bylaw (85-2006).

The survey explored a number of topics, including dog licensing, enforcement, over-limit permits as well as encouraging respondents to share their descriptions of nuisance and/or aggressive dog concerns. A summary of the survey responses will be available shortly.

Based on feedback received to date, residents (both dog owners and non-dog owners) are invited to attend one of the following four interactive workshops for further discussion about responsible dog ownership:  

  • February 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Broadmoor Golf Course
    (2100 Oak Street, Sherwood Park)
  • February 7, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Moyer Recreation Centre (54569 Range Road 214, Josephburg)
  • February 9, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church (298 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park)
  • February 15, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at South Cooking Lake Senior Citizens’ Activity Centre (102, 22106 South Cooking Lake Road)

Public input received through the survey and workshops will form the foundation of a final report, scheduled for Council presentation in late spring, 2017.

There are currently 13,000 dogs licensed in Strathcona County. As a reminder, annual dog licence renewal fees are due by March 31, 2017. Changes to the bylaw, if any, will not come into effect until 2018.

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