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Animal Control

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German Shepherd puppy in snow

Animal Licensing

Every owner of any dog or cat in the Town of Prescott requires a yearly pet tag. The licenses are to be renewed in January each year or when a new pet is obtained.

The cost of a first time license and tag is $20 per dog and $20.00 per cat as per by-law 05-2021. Second and subsequent license (no tag) is $18.00 per dog/cat. Pets found without a license are subject to a $110.00 fine.

Licenses can be purchased at the Town Hall, 360 Dibble Street West, or by phone with credit card payment by calling 613-925-2812 ext. 6200.

A pet license is the municipality's way of ensuring your pet is protected if they become lost. The revenue collected from pet tags offsets some of the costs the Town pays for the services of an animal control officer. When the animal control officer is called to pick-up a stray animal, the officer will capture the dog or cat and provide it food and shelter until the owner can be contacted. If you don’t have a pet license, it could mean that your pet won’t be returned to you. Help us to make sure that all pets return home safe and sound. 

The Town of Prescott Animal Control By-Law 05-2021 also limits the number of dogs per household to three (3) or four (4) cats with a combined household maximum of five (5) dogs and cats

Shawn Merriman, Manager of Building and By-law
613-925-2812 x 6205 or 343-264-0579

Animal Control By-Law 05-2021 

Rabies Clinics

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit offers low-cost rabies vaccination clinics in Prescott. The clinics are held annually in September at the Public Works Garage, located at 950 Sophia Street. Dates for 2021 are as follows: 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.