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Message from Protective Services- June 2021

Message from Protective Services – June 2020

 Message from Protective Services – October 2019

2020 Early Bird Dog/Cat Tag Sale Promotion

From Dec 1st, 2019 until Dec 24th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), dog/cat pet owners who purchase their 2020 cat/dog tags will be charged a special rate.

Regular cat/dog tag prices will resume January 2nd, 2020 and all cats/dogs are to be licensed annually and before January 31st, 2020.

If your cat/dog is visibly tattooed or implanted with a microchip you only need to register your cat/dog once and no tag will be issued. The early bird cat/dog tag sale applies.

Did you know…If a cat/dog currently registered with the Township has left home and is wearing its dog/cat tag, or is visibly tattooed or implanted with a microchip, you the owner can be contacted quickly and your pet gets one free ride home, (providing your pet is not problematic). Cat/dog tag fees are also used to assist Protective Services in identifying our pet population and to offset animal control costs.

Dog and Cat Licencing Fees

When animal by-law complaints are confirmed by the MLEO against unlicensed dogs/cats, pet owners may be fined for not licensing any and/or all of their pets. Minimum fines are set at $120.00 plus cost, for each pet dog/cat. In addition, a $50.00 pound fee per day may be applied.

Pet owners are not to exceed more six (6) animals total per household.

Animals includes, but is not limited to, dogs, cats and chickens.

No owner of a dog or cat shall cause, allow or permit a dog or cat to be at large within the Municipality. Minimum set fine $150 plus cost.

The entire Animal Control By-law 2019-17 can be viewed at under Government/By-laws & policies/By-laws.

If you have any questions, please call the Municipal Law Enforcement Office at (807) 826-3227 Ext 244 or


Message from Protective Services – July 2019

The Province of Ontario has announced the creation of a new toll-free number for reporting animal abuse or neglect.

Cruelty to any animal is not tolerated in Ontario. If you think an animal is in distress or is being abused, call: 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625).

For more information, please visit:

MLEO Enforcement Patrol – December 2018

On December 7th and 8th, 2018, the Manitouwadge Municipal Law Enforcement Officer conducted an evening and early morning General Enforcement Patrol in the Municipality of Manitouwadge.

At 9:05 p.m., the Officer on General Patrol on Manitou Road had occasion to stop two (2) snowmobiles being operated in the prohibited area of the Manitouwadge Recreation Center. The driver’s, both residents of Manitouwadge, were found to be in violation of the Motorized Vehicle Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44, as amended, and the Manitouwadge Motorized Snow Vehicles By-law 2018-21.

Offences under investigation for this occurrence include:

  • No insurance;
  • Failure to provide insurance;
  • Drive motorized snow vehicle with no Driver’s Licence;
  • Failure to register snow vehicle;
  • Drive snow vehicle without a permit.

Additionally, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. the MLEO issued seven (7) Certificates of Parking Infractions for violations under the Manitouwadge Parking By-law 95-15, Section 8, which states: No person shall park, stop or stand a vehicle on any public highway under the jurisdiction of the Corporation between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. local time, from and including the first day of October in each year to and including the 30th day of April in the next following year.

Set fine $75.00.

Please visit our By-Law page  to become familiar with the rules and regulations that keep our community safe!

Thank you and have a safe holiday,
Manitouwadge Protective Services


Curbside Garbage Collection

Reminder …. When placing your garbage bin on the curbside, the weight must be no more than 20 kg (44lbs). This is for the safety of the workers, to reduce the risk of injury.

Bylaw #91-25 section 8 (c)

8.(c). No householder shall place for collection a receptacle, the weight of which, together with its contents, exceeds twenty (20) kilograms.

A Public Works employee can refuse to pick up your receptacle if overweight.


Reminder of our Dog/Cat By-Law and Community Concerns!

“iScoop Manitouwadge”… Spring is here, which means we are noticing dog waste which was hidden by the snow!

The Perry Lake Trail and our sidewalks are areas where people report many sightings of dog feces not removed around town, especially during the spring months. It only takes a few seconds to grab a waste bag before you walk your pets. As we pick up after our pets, we’ll leave a lasting impression on our visitors and we’ll ensure no unpleasant “poop” encounters.

“Noisy / Barking Dogs” Since our pets are now kept outside longer, at times barking dog noises can extend for long periods, creating reported disturbances in neighbourhoods.

A simple solution to decreasing barking dog disturbances to neighbours may be to check often on your pets, train them to not bark, bring them inside when they are barking, and bring them inside when you are not home.

“Cat at Large” summer is almost upon us; it is important to remember to keep your cat indoors or tied up. Neighbours are cleaning their yards and working on the gardens, cats at large can be a nuisance to others with digging in gardens and leaving feces behind damaging plant life and carrying unknown disease. The cat’s safety is the other concern. They are hit by cars, accidentally poisoned by spilled antifreeze, or maimed by fan blades when they crawl into warm engines on cooler nights.

“Dog/Cat Licences” All dogs/cats in Manitouwadge are required to be licenced annually before January 31st. Reminder…when the Township is required to follow up with dog/cat bylaw complaints, pet owners who have not yet licenced their pets can be fined $125 for each pet.


Questions or Complaints?

Contact By-Law Office @ 826-3227 Ext 244 or Email:

Oct. 12, 2016 – Community Mailout

Snow Removal Maintenance and Winter Parking!

Have you been wondering why it matters where a property owner or tenant deposits the snow they remove from their property or private land?

When snow is normally accumulated on the streets and areas in town (public land), the Township removes the snow from these areas at a cost. The costs incurred include the time, labour, and equipment. The Township is faced with additional costs when homeowners deposit the snow from their private property onto or across roadways, into ditches, on sidewalks, or other public lands by various means. When additional snow is deposited onto or across the sidewalks and streets, it freezes and makes it difficult for the township snow removal equipment to remove this buildup. This difficult snow and ice can end up in your neighbour’s driveway.

It is important, all homeowners ensure that any snow removal from their private property is kept on their private property, or have it hauled away to the designated snow dumping site. Homeowners or snow removal persons are asked to contact the Public Works Office at 826-3227 Ext 230 for designated snow dumping areas prior to the dumping of snow.



October 1st to April 30th

“No person shall park any vehicle on any streets in Manitouwadge between the

hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am.

By-Law 95-15 Section 8, Set fine $75.00

No person shall park any vehicle in ditches at all times. Re:

“(Deposit) (cause to be deposited) (waste) (object) on lands, create hazard.”

By-Law 97-09 Section 4.1 set fine $100.00

Thank- you for your co-operation in assisting the Township with the safe removal of snow!

If you have any By-Law related questions or complaints: please call 826-3227 Ext 244

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