Services - Environment

Prevention and animal information

A healthy environment

Animals

Rules to follow

There cannot be more than five animal by property, including two dogs and three cats.

Residents of farming areas can own up to five dogs per property.

During an outdoors walk outside the limits of your lawn, you are responsible of cleaning up behind your animal. Your animal must also be kept on a leash at all times.

On private unfenced lawns, dogs must be kept on a leash, or in an enclosure. Their barking must not affect neighbours.

Mandatory licence

Licences are mandatory and you can acquire them at the city hall office for $15.

A dog catcher is named by the municipality to catch stray dogs. If you find a stray animal, injured or dead, please communicate with the city hall office as soon as possible.

Dead or injured animal on Road 132

If you find a dead or injured animal on Road 132, please communicate with the ministère des Transports at 450 829-2377.

Wild animals

You can rent a cage to catch an animal and relocate it on the territory. These cages are available at city hall. Contact us to reserve a cage.

If you have issues with beaver dykes, the Municipality can provide citizens living in a farming area with a trapping service. You only have to communicate with city hall.

If you find yourself in the presence of an animal behaving strangely, or that appears to be sick, you may be in front of an animal with rabies.

Do not touch the animal for any reason. You can contact Services Québec if it is a raccoon, a skunk, a fox, or a dead or disoriented bird. Click on http://www.rageduratonlaveur.g... or call the toll-free number 1 877 644-4545.

Bats are also more susceptible to have rabies. Click on the following link to learn more on how to catch a bat, risky situations and other useful information on bats and rabies. http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/en/

Ecology

Just like you, we prefer a healthy environment, so here are a few tips to reduce your ecological footprint.

  • Produce less waste by using reusable bags and products with less or no packaging.
  • Lower the temperature by 3°C when you leave your home or during the night.
  • Choose Energy Star household appliances and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Use less water with a low-energy shower or toilet, and by taking a shower instead of a bath.
  • In the garden, choose indigenous plants, recuperate rainwater, use natural fertilizer and eliminate weedkillers and pesticides.
  • You can find many useful links on composting and recycling on the Quebec government website.