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Information sessions to inform community of animal well-being best practices and city bylaws

Guelph, Ont., September 7, 2017 – The City of Guelph, in partnership with the Guelph Humane Society, will be hosting City and the Beasts, an animal information sessions, on Thursday, September 21 to highlight changes to the Animal Control Bylaw. In December 2016, City Council directed staff to work with stakeholders to develop outreach materials that address wildlife conflicts within the City. The City’s Bylaw department and the Guelph Humane Society have worked collaboratively to bring Guelph citizens information sessions on four domestic and wild animal species: cats, dogs, coyotes and wild birds. The goal is to increase resident knowledge of animal welfare best practices. “We have a great variety of topics that we’ll be covering during City and the Beasts workshops, which reflects many… Continue reading Information sessions to inform community of animal well-being best practices and city bylaws

City and the Beasts information sessions coming to City Hall September 21

  Register for City and the Beasts Starting today, residents of Guelph with a passion for pet and wildlife well-being can register for the animal welfare session, City and the Beasts. The initiative was started by the City of Guelph and the Guelph Humane Society to increase resident knowledge of best practices for City animal friends, both wild and domestic. Four sessions will run simultaneously on Thursday, September 21 at City Hall in two slots from 7-7:45 p.m. and from 8-8:45 p.m. Participants should choose the sessions most relevant to them. The presentations are: Striking a balance: Being a good dog owner and neighbour Dr. Lee Niel from the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College will present on dog behaviour and responsible… Continue reading City and the Beasts information sessions coming to City Hall September 21

Community supports setting a standard of care for animals

City releases analysis of resident feedback on animal control bylaw recommendations Guelph, Ont., March 22, 2016 – Today, the City released an analysis of resident feedback on proposed recommendations for a new animal control bylaw. The report, prepared by Sage Solutions, summarizes the feedback received from residents and is intended to inform the work of the Animal Control Bylaw Working Group (ACWG)—comprised of community members, agency representatives, and City employees. Eighty-one people submitted written feedback at the four public meetings held last November and 2,100 distinct online survey responses were received between November 27 and December 31, which focused on animal licensing, animals in public spaces, exotic animals, and limits on animals. One highlight from the results was overwhelming support for the establishment of a… Continue reading Community supports setting a standard of care for animals