Test Your Knowledge: Animal Bylaws

For a lot of families, pets have become like second children albeit smaller and furrier. While Fido the dog or Mittens the cat make themselves comfortable in your home, there are a few tips and rules when it comes to having pets in Calgary. How much do you know?

Answers below the photo

1>> Calgary has a Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.

a. True
b. False

2>> How old should your pet be when they are required by the City to be licensed?

a. One month old
b. Three months old
c. Six months old
d. A year old

3>> Indoor cats can live to be approximately how many years of age?

a. 10
b. 15
c. 20
d. 25

4>> If you’ve lost your cat, what should you do next?

a. Call 3-1-1
b. Visit the Animal Services website
c. Visit the Animal Services centre
d. All of the above

5>> While Calgary has many off-leash dog parks, when walking your dog on any pathway, it must be on a leash.

a. True
b. False

6>> Animal & Bylaw Services I Heart My Pet Rewards Program offers discounts at how many partnering vendors?

a. 15
b. 30
c. 60
d. 75

7>> Animal & Bylaw Services advocates responsible pet ownership through what principles?

a. Licensing and permanent identification
b. Having pets spayed or neutered
c. Provide training, medical care and socialization for your pet
d. Do not allow your pet to become a nuisance in the community
e. All of the above

8>> How old do you have to be to be able to procure a dog or cat license in the city?

a. 14
b. 16
c. 18
d. 21

9>> If a pet owner loses the license for their cat or dog, they will receive a new license upon showing the receipt.

a. True
b. False

10>> When walking their pets, City bylaws state dogs cannot enter what areas?

a. Cemetery
b. Playground
c. School ground
d. Golf course
e. All of the above

11>> In what Calgary park are dog owners not allowed to bring their pets on Canada Day July 1 and Heritage Day, the first Monday of August?

a. Bowness Park
b. Nose Hill Park
c. Prince’s Island Park
d. Olympic Plaza
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Answers: 1.a 2.b 3.d 4.d 5.a 6.c 7.e 8.c 9.a 10.e 11.c

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