Animal Services

Dog Licensing

The Township's Dog Licensing and Regulation By-law regulates the keeping of dogs. Residents are required to license their dog (s) over six (6) months of age annually.  The Township mails dog tags with an invoice to dog owners in January based on information gathered in previous years. Payment can be made in person at Town Hall or by mail with a cheque until March 31st, all outstanding licensing fees will be transferred to the final tax bill. If you no longer own a dog or your dog is deceased, please advise us accordingly in order to update our files and avoid renewal notices.

Residents can register a new dog through one of the following convenient avenues:

1.  In person at Town Hall: Visit Town Hall at 2 Mille Roches Road in Long Sault open Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and complete the Application for Dog Licence  and pay in person via cash, cheque or debit.

2. By mail: Complete the Dog Licensing Application and mail it with a cheque for the total amount owing (see fee schedule below) payable to the Township of South Stormont to Town Hall, PO Box 84, Long Sault. Once we receive the application along with payment, your tag(s) will be mailed to you.

Please note that dog licences (tags) are valid from January to December for the year indicated on the tag.

Dog Licensing Application

Description Fee
Intact Dog $30.00 per dog per year
Neutered/Spayed Dog $20.00 per dog per year
Dog Kennel Licence (where zoning permits)

$75.00 per year (1-9 dogs)

$100.00 per year (10-24 dogs)

$150.00 per year (25 + dogs)

Boarding Kennel (where zoning permits) $100.00
Retrieval of Dog from Animal Control Officer $75.00 per incident
Pit Bulls (Only as permitted by the Dog Owners Liability Act) $20.00 per dog per year
Dog tag replacement/transfer $5.00


The Township's Cat Limit By-law limits the number of cats to five (5) per dwelling unit in urban settlement areas.  Cat owners are NOT required to license their cat(s) but must  comply with the regulations of the Cat Limit By-law. 

By-law 2019-097 - Limit the Number of Cats Per Dwelling

Map of urban settlement areas

If you have any questions concerning the Cat Limit By-law or are unsure if you are located in an urban settlement area, please contact Town Hall at 613-534-8889.

Stray/Feral Cats

Residents who find themselves encountering feral or stray cats are encouraged to contact the OSPCA SDG Branch directly, who can then provide helpful guidance on how to properly deal with the cat(s). 

The local OSPCA Branch can be reached at:

Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre
550 Boundary Road
Cornwall, ON
(613) 936-0072 

Additional resources for feral cat support and services provided by the SDG OSPCA can also be found on their website.

Animal Control Officer:

The Township has a contracted Animal Control Officer for the purpose of dog control and regulation. If you would like to report a stray or vicious dog, contact our Animal Control Officer as follows:

Kevin Cassleman: (613) 913-1476

Animal Protection 

Cruelty to any animal is not tolerated in Ontario. If you think an animal is in distress or is being abused, call: 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625). For more information on animal protection, please visit