Wednesday, April 27, 2016

No Dogs On Nanaimo Beaches May - October

Nanaimo Info file photo
Nanaimo beaches closed to dogs May - Oct.

City bylaw manager Rod Davidson reminds Nanaimo residents: "Our beaches are busy with visitors during the warmer months of the year. Dogs are more than welcome at one of Nanaimo's other parks including our 12 off-leash areas."  

Dogs on public beaches and along our shorelines can create not only health hazards but can also disturb migrating and breeding wildlife which take refuge along the shorelines. Dog feces is raw sewage containing harmful organisms like E. coli. Leptospira and roundworms. These organisms can be passed to other dogs, wildlife and even our children.

Owners allowing their dogs in a public beach area are subject to a $150 fine. To report concerns about dogs on public beaches the public can call Animal Control at 250-616-0233.

 dog parks

There are off-leash dog parks ranging all across the city from May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park all the way south to Cable Bay trail. A brochure showing a map of all Nanaimo off-leash dog parks can be found by clicking on the image to the left or HERE.


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