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Animals & Wildlife

The Village of Kaslo has dog control and animal attractant bylaws in effect. Bylaw enforcement action may be initiated if a formal report is made to the Village Office.

If an animal is posing an immediate threat to public safety please call 9-1-1 to reach the RCMP.


Keeping animals within the municipal boundaries is regulated by the Dog Licensing Bylaw and the Prohibited Animals Bylaw

Some key reminders about dog control in Kaslo:

  • All dogs that are owned by Village residents must have a license that is purchased from the Village office.
  • The e-mailing of pictures of problem dogs, with a date and time in your report, is the best way to help us deal with a complaint.
  • Municipal ticketing is now in place and the Village or RCMP may issue tickets if they feel compelled to do so in certain circumstances.
  • Dogs at large that have been captured and kenneled are not returned to the owner until the Village first receives full payment of all fines and charges owed. Captured dogs may be taken to Nelson if there is no local facility available to humanely kennel or care for them.


Residents engaging in practices that bring wildlife into the community, potentially raising the risk of dangerous encounters or general nuisance, could be subject  to enforcement action under the Animal Attractant Bylaw.

To report dangerous wildlife, injured wildlife or wildlife in conflict please call the RAPP (Conservation Officer Service) line at 1-877-952-7277 

The Village of Kaslo participates in the WildSafe BC program, which delivers public education to reduce the risk of human-wildlife conflict. The local coordinator can be reached at during the May-October season. 

The Village of Kaslo is working towards becoming a BearSmart Community and a BearSmart Working Group has been established - for more information please see their Facebook page or contact City Hall.