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canine controlOur Canine Control Officer is responsible for the enforcement of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland's Canine Control By-Law. The Canine Control Officer's duties include helping residents with issues related to dogs in Cumberland County. These include issues such as:

  • Dogs running at large
  • Dogs leaving waste on private property belonging to others
  • Dogs biting humans or animals and
  • Assistance to RCMP in removing dogs from unsafe and unfit dwellings.

Canine Control Officer hours:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Missing Dogs or Filing a Canine Control Complaint

Canine Control works alongside the RCMP and the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter to help resolve issues related to canine control.

If your dog is missing, please contact the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter. For any other issues related to Canine Control please contact us.

For inquiries or complaints outside of office hours, please contact the RCMP or your local Police Department.

Who to Contact: Animal Abuse and Neglect

Any Farm Animals (Horses, Cattle, etc.)

Farm Animals

For any cruelty calls related to farm animals please call animal welfare at 1-877-9ENVIRO (1-877-936-8476) or visit Farm Animal Health & Welfare.

Small Domestic Animals (Cats, Dogs, etc.)

cat and dog

For any cruelty and wellness calls related to cats and dogs, please contact the provincial SPCA at 1-888-703-7722.

Who to Contact: Marine Animals

For any concerns related to marine animals please call Marine Animal Response Society at 1-866-567-6277 or visit Marine Animal Response Society

If you or your family want to provide a forever home for a dog in need we encourage everyone to visit Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter.