Seeking: Request for Proposal Dog Catcher / Pound Keeper

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The Corporation of the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh is looking to contract an individual or contractor to fulfill relevant aspects of the Animal Control By-Law.

Under the direction of the Clerk, the Dog Catcher / Pound Keeper will support the Township in carrying out the duties under the Animal Control By-Law.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive and respond to public inquiries regarding dogs at large;
  • Maintain holding facilities (pound) to house stray, unidentifiable, injured, sick or dead dogs;
  • Maintains appropriate equipment to carry out duties including vehicle, and a variety of animal control devices and equipment including leash, muzzle, traps, catch pole, etc;
  • Assists the By-Law Enforcement Officer in enforcement of the Animal Control By-Law when required;
  •  Maintain records of Animal Control incidents and reports to the Clerk monthly on Dog Catcher / Pound Keeper Services;

To be eligible for this with the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, you must:

  • Eligible to obtain / maintain a kennel licence
  •  Maintain adequate liability insurance

If you are interested, please obtain the ‘Dog Catcher / Pound Keeper Request for Proposal Form’ at, or by contacting the undersigned.

Final submissions will be considered if received no later than 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29th, 2022.

ATTN: Florence Witherspoon
Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh
82133 Council Line, RR5
Goderich, ON N7A 3Y2

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