At last night’s council meeting, a notice of motion was tabled concerning the draft by-law RCM-74-2019 regarding animal control, in order to introduce new requirements applicable to dogs and cats as well as restrictions on owners of dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs.
Following that notice of motion, a number of residents expressed their discontent towards certain aspects of this draft by-law, namely the fact that it included breed-specific legislation (targeting nearly a dozen breeds as potentially dangerous dogs).
In light of the many comments received, Dorval’s City council has decided to revise the current draft by-law with the aim of removing the portions related to breed-specific legislation.
The council’s ultimate goal is to be proactive in order to ensure the safety of Dorval’s citizens in regards to dangerous dogs. The official by-law, with the modifications in this regard, will be adopted at the next council meeting to be held on October 21.