Why can a dog be impounded by Animal Control?

Any dog unlawfully running "At Large" may be impounded by the Animal Control Officer.

Please note that the Animal Control Officer will always make attempts to return a dog to its owner prior to impoundment.

Dogs deemed as Dangerous Dogs under Section 49 of the Community Charter may be seized due to a serious injury or near-miss incident.

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1. What is the role of an Animal Control Officer?
2. Can an Animal Control Officer enter private property?
3. Why can a dog be impounded by Animal Control?
4. What does “At Large” mean?
5. If a dog is impounded by Dog Control, will it be euthanized after 72 hours?
6. Is there a maximum number of dogs that I can own?
7. My dogs bark to protect my livestock. Will I face fines for noise?
8. Are Dog Licences required?
9. Can I voluntarily licence my dog in Electoral Area D?