Animal services and control in the Township of Howick ensure the welfare and safety of both residents and animals through responsible pet ownership and effective enforcement of local bylaws.
Canine Control - Help Your Dog Find Their Way Home! Dog Tags and kennel licenses are available at the municipal office. Owners are allowed to keep a maximum of three (3) dogs. If you would like to keep more than three (3) dogs, you must apply for a kennel licence or the Canine Control Tribunal.
The Exotic Animals By-law prohibits owning, importing, selling, and displaying of exotic animals in the Township. Exotic Animals are defined as any animal listed in Schedule 'A' of By-law 30-2023.
Find information and resources on what to do and who to call when you come into contact with wildlife.
Livestock in settlement areas
Livestock is generally prohibited in all settlement areas including the urban areas of Belmore, Fordwich, Gorrie, Lakelet, and Wroxeter. This includes the keeping of chickens/poultry in settlement areas.