Animal and Dog Control Bylaw

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Animal and Dog ownership in Yellowhead County

County residents must keep their pets confined to their property or leashed at all times. No owner isallowed to let their pets roam free or become a nuisance to other landowners and passersby.

The Yellowhead County Animal Bylaw 03.06 has laid out specific regulations for owners in caring for their pets. Section 8 of the bylaw lays out the regulations for dog owners.


Dog owners are required to prevent their dogs from:
  • Running at large
  • Howling excessively or disturbing the peace of others
  • Causing damage to public or private property
  • Biting, attacking, threatening, harassing, chasing, killing or injuring any person or other animal
  • Biting or chasing any vehicle

Yellowhead County residents are also responsible for any other domestic animal or livestock in their ownership. The entire bylaw may be viewed at

 Animal Control Bylaw No. 03.06

Community Peace Officers patrolling the county continue to enforce the animal bylaw and all other Yellowhead County bylaws. Animals may be impounded for infractions and owners may face impound fees and or fines in that circumstance.

All animals picked up in the county are brought to the Edson Pound. For more information please look at their website:
Town of Edson Pound

Yellowhead County strongly urges its residents to properly care for their animals and ensure that they are not a threat to any surrounding neighbours.

If you have any questions regarding the Yellowhead County Animal Bylaw, please contact 780-723-3221. 

County Offices


2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066


53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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