Animal Control

The Municipality of French River requires that all dog owners annually register, describe and licence any dog(s) which have attained at least six (6) months of age which in their care or possession. Having your dog properly licensed is beneficial for both the Municipality and the pet owner.
When a dog is properly licensed it will aid the authorities in quickly identifying an animal for return to its owner when it is lost and/or found wandering the streets of our community by either the By-Law Enforcement Officer or concerned citizens.
The Municipality understands that from time to time, pets do inadvertently get out of their owners’ yard by various means. This can be dangerous for both the pet and innocent bystanders. The dog tag identification allows for quick and safe return of the animal.
If a dog is not licensed, the dog owner may be subject to a fine of $75.00 (plus victim fine surcharge and court costs) as per by-law 2014-17.

The By-Law Enforcement Officer may be contacted for the following situations:
  • Dog(s) running at large
  • Dog(s) becoming a public nuisance
  • If a dog is lost or found
  • Dangerous dogs 

Animal License Fees
  Dog Fees
NOTE:  All prices listed are per dog.  
Example:  2 dogs registered for 1 year as a Senior Citizen would cost $19.00 (2 x $9.50 = $19.00). 
You can purchase your dog license(s) at 3 locations within the Municipality.  These locations are:
Municipal Office
44 St. Christophe Street
Noëlville, ON
P0M 2N0
Alban Public Library
796A HWY 64
Alban, ON
P0M 1A0
Noelville Public Library
15 Dollard Street
Noëlville, ON
P0M 2N0
If you suspect a dog is being subject or has been subject to animal abuse/cruelty, immediately report it to the Ontario Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).  
OSPCA Contact information:
Telephone - 310-SPCA(7722)