The Township of Zorra has a noise By-Law, 69-2012, as amended section 2. (2.1), which prohibits the persistent barking from dogs in all zones of the Township.
Persistent barking would be described as causing excessive noise that has disrupted residents in the surrounding area.
The Zorra Noise By-law, 69-2012 states:
2. No person shall, at any time, emit, cause, or permit to be emitting or caused, any noise created by:
2.1 The persistent barking, calling or whining of any domestic pet
The fine for a violation to the noise By-law is set at $125.00, plus victim surcharge.
Animal Care and Control By-law
All regulations pertaining to animal care and control are detailed in By-law No. 2015-43. Review the by-law here.
Update to the Animal Care and Control By-law 41-16:
A recent update to the Animal Control By-law includes the difference between Dwelling building types and the total domestic cats and dogs that are permitted.
These changes are as follows:
Section 1.1 which defined the term Dwelling unit has been modified to include specific building types. The definitions now include Multiple Unit Dwellings such as, apartments, boarding houses, converted dwelling, duplexes, street fronting townhouses, and other multiple unit dwellings. Single Dwelling Units are semi-detached, and Single Detached Dwelling mean a building that only contains one dwelling unit.
Section 7 of the By-law outlines how many cats and dogs, and a combination cats/dogs are permitted.
7.1 In a Dwelling – Single Unit, no person shall, within the Township of Zorra, keep any animal except those permitted in accordance with the following:
a) three dogs;
b) three domestic cats;
(Amended by By-law 41-16)
7.1.1 In a Dwelling – Multiple Unit, no person shall, within the Township of Zorra, keep any animal except those permitted in accordance with the following:
a) where there are no dogs, a maximum of two domestic cats;
b) where there is one dog, a maximum of one domestic cat;
c) where there are two dogs, no domestic cats.