To claim your pet from the Municipal Animal Pound, you must:

  • Pay impound and boarding fees for each day your pet was in the pound
  • Have a leash or carrier to take your pet home in
  • Purchase a dog licence if you don’t have one
Impound Fees & Related Fines

The following table reflects all charges applicable when a stray animal has been picked up and impounded:

Fee or Charge Standard Fees Reduced Fees
Animal at Large $100 for 1st offence*
$150 for 2nd offence*
$200 for 3rd and subsequent offence*
$50 for 1st offence
$75 for 2nd offence
$100 for 3rd and subsequent offence
Dog licence fee $30 $10 if spayed/neutered
Dog tag replacement $3
Impoundment fee $35 (domestic) or $50 (farm)
Daily boarding fee $2/day (domestic) or $10/day (farm)
Unlicenced dog $100 for 1st offence*
$150 for 2nd offence*
$200 for 3rd and subsequent offence*
$50 for 1st offence
$75 for 2nd offence
$100 for 3rd and subsequent offence
Veterinary costs Actual

Note* Fines are reduced by 50% if paid within 30 days of issuance of a municipal ticket.

If your dog has been impounded, it is an offence to remove the animal from the Municipal Animal Pound without authorization from the District.  Doing so will result in a fine of $1,000.00 in addition to the impound fees and other related charges.