Dog owners reminded to contain their pets while home


The City of Nanaimo is reminding dog owners of the importance of containing their pets on their property at all times. Wandering dogs can cause a safety risk to other people and other dogs.

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Key Points

  • Owners of dogs that chase, harass or bite a person or another animal can suffer the following legal consequences - their pet can be designated as a vicious dog; their dog can be seized for destruction or; a victim can sue for damages.
  • It is very important for all dog owners to be vigilant with the whereabouts of their pets.


"Please keep your dog and others safe - be vigilant to ensure your dog is adequately contained to your property at all times."

Mgr of Bylaw, Regulation & Security
City of Nanaimo


Rod Davidson
Manager of Bylaw, Regulation & Security
City of Nanaimo

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