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Animal Services

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Animal Services

Animal control is the responsibility of all pet owners. All dogs within the Town limits must be licensed. Cat(s) are not required to have a license.

Please refer to Town of Crossfield Dog Control Bylaw 2017-13 and Cat Control Bylaw 2010-12 for information and fees.

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Dog Tags are now available.

The fee for a dog tag is $26 for altered dog, and $41 for unaltered dog. Licenses are valid from January to December and must be renewed yearly. 

Failure to renew or register your dog may result in fines. Dog License Application form can be printed out and sent in along with payment, or you may wish to stop by the Town Administration Office during business hours.

Please refer to our Parks and Pathways for more information and locations for dog friendly parks and off leash areas. Doggie clean up stations are located around Town, please remember to clean up after your pet.

  

 

 

 Urban Hen Program

At the January 22, 2019 regular Council meeting Council approved Bylaw 2019-04 - Urban Hen Bylaw.     

A few highlights from the Bylaw are as follows:          

A person may apply to keep no more than three (3) urban hens in a single property.

No rooster will be permitted.

The owner must be 18 years of age or older.        

Hens kept on the property are for personal use only.

No person shall keep a hen or hens on a parcel in a single family residential zone having an area less than 464.52 m2 (5,000 ft2).     

Each Hen must be registered under the Premises Identification (PID) Program through Alberta Agricultrual and Foresty
  

Every building (coop) or enclosure used to accommodate hens must be:

    a) located in the rear yard of the lot behind the dwelling;

    b) a minimum of 3.0 m (9.8 ft) from the principal building;

    c) a minimum of 1.0 m (3.3 ft) from any property line;

    d) a maximum of 10 sq m (107.6sq ft) in size;        

    e) located at ground level, and a maximum of 2.0 m (6.5 ft) in height;

     f) provide each hen with at least one nest box and one perch, that is at least 15 centimeters [6 inches] long, within
      a coop.         

The maximum number of urban hen licenses that may be issued in the Town for the period that the Urban Pilot Program is in force shall be fifteen (15).  Each subsequent year, and if the program is approved to continue, the maximum number of hen licenses that may be issued shall be one hen license per one hundred (100) persons, based on the population of the Town of Crossfield as determined in the most recent census.    

 

Urban Hen Program Registration Form

Urban Hen Bylaw 2019-04

Raising Chickens In Alberta - Poultry Reserach Centre- Government of Alberta

 

For Wildlife or Pest concerns residents may wish to contact;