Sterilization

STERELIZATION

Do I have to sterilize my dog living in Brossard?

Yes, all dogs within Brossard’s city limits will need to be sterilized at the latest by June 30, 2017. Note that this time limit does not apply to dogs covered by the restricted right of possession, for which the guardian must submit proof of sterilization to the City by December 1, 2016.

Do I have to sterilize my cat even if it stays inside my home?

No, you are not obliged to sterilize your cat if it never goes outside of your home. 
In the case where there is more than one cat on the property, all cats must be sterilized, with the exception of one cat only. For example, if you have three cats who do not go outside, two must be sterilized.

Are there any exemptions for sterilization of dogs or cats?

Yes, your domestic dog or cat need not be sterilized in the following cases: 
  1. If your animal is under 6 months or over 10 years of age;
  2. If a veterinarian prohibits sterilizing the dog or cat for reasons related to the animal's health;
  3. If your dog is registered with the Canadian Kennel Club;
  4. If your cat is registered with the Canadian Cat Association. 

Do the sterilization exemptions apply to my dog covered by a restricted right of possession in Brossard?

No, the sterilization exemptions do not apply to dogs covered by the restricted right of possession in Brossard. Therefore, all these dogs must be sterilized, and the guardian must provide proof to the City before December 1, 2016.  

Must animals sold by pet shops in Brossard be sterilized?

Answer: Yes, since 2012, the sale of cats and dogs by pet stores is prohibited unless sterilized and identified by microchip.