To ensure that all residents enjoy quality of life, the Ville de Saint-Lambert has a number of rules that pet owners are required to follow. The City is also responsible for ensuring animal control on its territory.
Pet owners’ responsibilities
When you become a pet owner, you undertake to obey certain rules.
- It is prohibited to have more than two pets. In other words, you can have a dog and a cat, two cats, or two dogs.
- It is prohibited to keep a wild animal, farm animal, or exotic animal as a pet on Saint-Lambert territory (e.g. snakes, reptiles, tarantulas, chicken, ducks, or monkeys).
- Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Bulldogs, or any dogs related to these breeds, as well as dangerous and aggressive dogs, are prohibited.
- Any animal kept in your yard must be restrained by a device (such as a cable, leash, or fence) that prevents it from leaving the property.
- It is prohibited to let an animal bark or howl in a way that disturbs the public peace
- Dogs must be kept on leashes at all times and leashes can measure no longer than two metres.
- You are required to pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste properly so as to keep the environment healthy and clean for everyone.
- Dogs are not allowed in parks or green spaces, on sports fields or in municipal buildings, unless the signs indicate otherwise.
If you are allowed to be on the trails with your dog on a leash, the poster above will clearly state it.
Dog and cat licences
Licences are mandatory for cats and dogs, and must be worn at all times.
These annual licences are valid from October 1 to September 30 and can be purchased at any time at the recreation centre. The cost is $50 for a dog licence.
The Ville de Saint-Lambert also offers licences valid for your cat or dog’s entire lifetime. By purchasing this type of licence, you will no longer have to renew your current licence every year. Lifetime licences cost $125 for a dog and $50 for a cat, and are non-transferable if the animal dies.
Owners are also invited to contact the Ville de Saint-Lambert if they move or if their pet has died so that their file can be brought up to date.
Your dog is welcome in the two fenced dog runs:
- Seaway Park, that borders autoroute 132, on Riverside Street;
- Lespérance Park, near the lawn bowling club and the community gardens.
Dogs can run free and play to their hearts’ content, in pleasant and safe surroundings.
The dog run parks are equipped with a controlled access system. Therefore, to use the parks, you must have an annual access card.
Users can pick up a card at the recreation centre. Proof of residency and a valid dog licence (or the receipt for the licence) is required.
The access card is free for residents. If they do not have a licence, they will be able to obtain one from City Hall at the same time as they purchase their pet licence. The access card is renewable each year on September 30.
Non-residents wanting to use the dog run must obtain an annual access card, at a cost of $125, which is renewable on September 30.
Users must hold on to their access card, as it is reusable from year to year. A $30 fee will be charged to replace a lost or damaged card.
Using the card
Once you have obtained your access card for the dog runs, here a few things to keep in mind:
- The card cannot be perforated or modified;
- We recommended keeping it in a card sleeve;
- Use of the access card is strictly reserved for the registered dog(s);
- A dog must wear its licence tag on its collar at all times to avoid a fine;
- In case of loss or damage, a replacement fee will be charged to replace the access card and/or the licence tag (rates according to the by-laws);
- If the card is no longer in use, please contact us at 450-466-3128 so that we can deactivate it.
Respect for these rules is essential if everyone is to be allowed to profit fully, and in complete security, from the services that are offered.
- The dog run is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- No more than two dogs per handler.
- It is forbidden to leave a dog unsupervised.
- Dogs must be kept on a leash until they are inside the dog run.
- Dogs must wear a licence valid for the current year.
- Dogs must be continually supervised by a handler aged 12 years and over.
- Handlers must “stoop and scoop” and properly dispose of their dog’s poop.
- It is strongly recommended not to bring young children into dog run.
- Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Bulldogs, or any dogs related to these breeds, and dangerous and aggressive dogs are strictly prohibited in the dog run.
Anyone who breaks these rules will be liable for a fine of between $100 and $1,000.
Here are the measures that have been implemented to provide animal control in the municipality.
Boarding and veterinary services for domestic animals picked up on our territory will now be offered by the Hôpital vétérinaire St‐Lambert. Citizens who have lost a pet should get in touch with this downtown clinic at 450 671‐7264. Located at 200 Victoria Avenue (between Riverside and Logan streets), the clinic is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
According to the by-law in force, boarding fees are $100 for the first day (including the pick-up) plus $25 per day starting on the second day. If the cat or dog is wearing a licence, a notice will be sent to the owner by registered or certified mail. Any animal that has not been claimed by its owner after seven days could be put up for adoption or euthanized.