The Township of Springwater enforces by-laws around animal control, and approves and inspects kennels.
Proposed Canine Control By-law
The Township of Springwater is currently reviewing the Animal Control By-law. Township staff are seeking feedback on the new proposed Canine Control By-law, which will replace the Animal Control By-law. The online survey has closed and staff are reviewing the results.
To submit additional comments on the proposed Canine Control By-law please email the By-law Services Department or submit written comments to:
Township of Springwater
By-law Services Department
2231 Nursery Road
Minesing, ON L9X 1A8
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Township is temporarily offering online dog registration for owners. If you would like to register your cat and are inquiring about alternative options to do so, please contact our office at 705-728-4784 ext. 2015.
|How to apply|
| Complete the online Licence Application Form.
Our Animal Control By-law governs pet licensing and regulations and dangerous dogs in Springwater. For domestic animal concerns, contact our By-law Enforcement Officer at 705-728-4784 x2101 or contact 1-800-489-8956 for after hour concerns.
Lost and found pets
All dogs and cats found in Springwater are taken to K9 Pest Management Group Inc. (K9-PMG). Pet owners must pay with cash to pick up their lost pet. Lost and found pets are posted to the Township's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Leashing your pet
Remember that it's the law to leash your pet when out on public property. Leashed pets are:
- rarely hit by cars or attacked by wildlife
- less likely to run off and get lost, or eat and drink things that they shouldn't
- a sign of a responsible and respectful pet owner—remember to stoop and scoop (By-law 2014-031)
Reporting wildlife and animal abuse
We do not remove wildlife from private property. Property owners should contact a licensed pest control service to assist with the removal of wildlife, such as raccoons, skunks and foxes. If you or your pet has come in contact with a wild animal suspected of having rabies, seek medical attention and contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 705-721-7520.
Call 911 if you feel a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety and:
In non-emergencies, call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 (between April 1 and November 30). Visit the Bear Wise website for tips on preventing bear encounters and how to take community action.
To report an animal welfare concern, contact:
Officers operate on a complaints basis. Help the investigating officer by providing as many details as possible, including the type of cruelty witnessed, the date of the incident, where it took place, and who was involved. All information remains confidential.