The Town of Kapuskasing is a pet-friendly community. In order to promote the appropriate care of household pets, the Town of Kapuskasing offers several services. Proper care of animals however starts at home. Pet owners must be aware of municipal by-laws concerning animals. Please refer to the following Guide for pet owners.
| There are three main by-laws that regulate pets:
These by-laws can be found on our Civic Web.
|Animal Control By-Law|
|The Animal Control By-law requires that:
|Noise and Dog Barking By-Law|
|The Noise and Dog Barking By-Law states that no person owning a domestic animal shall allow or permit their pet to make persistent barking, whining or other similar persistent noise in the Municipality. It is the owners' responsibility to ensure that their pet does not interfere with the neighbours' enjoyment of their property.|
|The Municipality has established a short term incentive for cat spaying and neutering. Please refer to our fee schedule to find out the current costs.
|Fees & Charges|
|Click here to learn the applicable fees and charges or contact the By-Law Enforcement officer for more information.|
Living in Northern Ontario is a great way to experience wildlife. However, there are some wildlife that can become a nuisance.
|When beavers build dams, this can cause a back-up of creeks and rivers throughout the Municipality. Trappers, with an agreement from the property owner, can be contracted to remove the nuisance beaver. The Ministry of Natural Resources can license local trappers for certain geographical areas.
For options on how to control beaver on private lands, read these notes on options for controlling beavers on private land.
|Bears are located in the area as well. The Ministry of Natural Resources has a Bear Wise program that provides tips and information on how to prevent the bears from becoming a nuisance.
Contact the Town of Kapuskasing at 705-335-2341 to report all bear sightings and problems.
In the event that a bear is on your property and there is an urgent threat, please call 911.
|Skunks become a nuisance when their burrowing and feeding habits cause problems for humans. They may burrow under porches or buildings by entering foundations openings.
Skunks can be caught in live traps set near the entrance to their den. The Municipality provides a service for trapping of small animals with cages, for a fee. Contact the By-Law Enforcement Officer for more details.
|Livestock, Pigeons and Rabbits|
|The Animal Control By-Law provides that no person shall keep livestock, pigeons or rabbits unless permitted by zoning.
This by-law can be found on our Civic Web
|Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program|
|The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program provides financial assistance to producers whose livestock, poultry and honey bees have been damaged by wildlife.|