Aggressive, vicious, dangerous dog owner responsibilities
In New Westminster, there is a tiered classification system for dogs who pose a risk to the public, based on investigated incidents of the dog’s behaviour. As the owner of an aggressive, vicious, or dangerous dog, you are required to follow specific handling and housing regulations and are subject to significant fines and possible legal action if not in compliance. The intent of this is to ensure public safety and promote responsible pet ownership. More information regarding each classification and the regulations can be found in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw.