SGC Admin: Hi Folks, we wanted to share the following email we just received in our inbox regarding the leashing and tethering of pets in Oshawa. 

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November 9 2015:

Good afternoon,

 This is a notification from the City of Oshawa advising you that the Corporate Services Committee will consider a report that addresses the following animal welfare issues:

·       Tethering of dogs

·       Animals in vehicles and their care

·       Animals in harmful weather

·       Animal enclosures

The report, which will be available on the City’s website on Friday, November 13, recommends a number of amendments to the City’s Responsible Pet Owner By-law 14-2010 that address the issues above. Another notification with links to the report and meeting agenda will be sent out on Friday, November 13.

If you would like to submit correspondence for the Corporate Services Committee’s consideration or would like to speak at the meeting, I would encourage you to contact City Clerk Services, at 905-436-3311, or by email to clerks@oshawa.ca.

 | Policy Analyst | City of Oshawa

905-436-3311 ext. 2814 |1-800-667-4292

kman@oshawa.ca | www.oshawa.ca

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June 8 2015 Update: 

Hello,

This is a notification from the City of Oshawa providing you with an update on the City’s review of amending the Responsible Pet Owner’s By-law 14-2010 to address leashing and tethering and other animal care standards.

Staff prepared a report entitled Proposed Research and Public Consultation Framework: Responsible Pet Owner By-law 14-2010 and Animal Care Standards” for the Corporate Services Committee’s consideration at its May 4, 2015 meeting. The report provided the following information:

·         the scope of the animal care issues being studied;

·         the existing federal, provincial and municipal standards related to animal care; and

·         a proposed research and consultation framework detailing the City’s plan to address the issue.

As part of the proposed research and consultation framework, staff were preparing an interim/update report presenting the City’s initial findings and potential policy options for Committee’s consideration in the second quarter (April to June) of 2015. Notwithstanding this, staff determined that it would be more beneficial to conduct public consultation prior to presenting potential policy options for Committee’s consideration; therefore, a report on the issue will be prepared following the public consultation meeting.

Another notification will sent to you once a date has been established for the public consultation meeting. 

Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing Services | City of Oshawa

905-436-3311 ext. 2814 | 1-800-667-4292 | TTY 905-436-5627

kman@oshawa.ca | www.oshawa.ca

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May 4 2015 update: 

Good afternoon,

This is a notification from the City of Oshawa to advise you that the City has prepared an information report on amending the City’s Responsible Pet Owner’s By-law 14-2010 to address leashing and tethering and other animal care standards. The purpose of this report is to provide background information to City Council in addition to detailing a proposed research and public consultation framework to further study the issue. Given that the intent of the report is to provide information only, no recommendations are being made at this time.

The information report will be considered by the Corporate Services Committee at its 9:30 AM meeting on Monday, May 4, 2015.

The agenda and report will be available online this Friday on the Corporate Services Committee Agenda Webpage. If you would like to review the report after Friday:

(a)  click the link for the May 4, 2015 Agenda to open the Agenda; and

(b)  click the link for Staff Report CORP-15-50 “Proposed Research and Public Consultation Framework: Responsible Pet Owner By-law 14-2010 and Animal Care Standards”

If you would like to submit correspondence for the Corporate Services Committee’s consideration or would like to speak at the meeting, I would encourage you to contact Mary Medeiros, Manager, Support Services, at 905-436-3311 ext. 2239, or by email tommedeiros@oshawa.ca.  

Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing Services | City of Oshawa

905-436-3311 ext. 2814 | 1-800-667-4292 | TTY 905-436-5627

kman@oshawa.ca | www.oshawa.ca

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March 23 2015 Update:

Good afternoon,

This is a notification from the City of Oshawa providing an update on the issue of amending the City’s Responsible Pet Owners By-law to address leashing and tethering.

The Corporate Services Committee (“Committee”) will be considering the correspondence received from the public at its meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:30 A.M. and  will provide staff with direction and timing on the issue. In other words, the Committee will tell staff how they would like staff to address the issue and attach a “deadline” if necessary.

The agenda for the Committee meeting will be posted online tomorrow and can be accessed on the Corporate Services Committee Agendas and Minutes webpage.

Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing Services | City of Oshawa

905-436-3311 ext. 2814 | 1-800-667-4292 | TTY 905-436-5627

Email: kman@oshawa.ca

Visit: www.oshawa.ca

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