The Town of Bow Island council at its March 12 meeting approved the motion for local dog owner Ian Hildebrand to keep his five dogs under certain conditions.
The conditions he has to meet came after the bylaw committee met on Feb. 27 where it was determined he had to have pictures of all five dogs and give them to the peace officer. If one dog passes away, it cannot be replaced under bylaw 2015:10.
The motion came after Hildebrand sent a letter to the town in February to request a Multi-dog license.
Council passed first and second reading of Bylaw 2018:02 after a review from bylaw officer Jason Schreiber, the bylaw comittee and town manager Anne-Marie Bridge. The major change to the bylaw was to the fines in order for them to be in line with the Traffic Safety Act, while minor changes included the addition of the meaning of ‘reside’ and removing a section which did not have to be included in the bylaw. For further details, visit https://www.bowisland.com/sites/default/files/documents/Bylaw/2013/traffic%20bylaw%202013%2006.pdf.
Animal control bylaw
The first and second readings of the amended Animal Control Bylaw also were passed by council after an addition was made. The change was the addition of the meaning of ‘stray cats’ and the removal of sections which allowed residents to borrow cat traps from the town. As a result, the town will no longer be providing cat traps to concerned residents.