With pit bull deadline around the corner, city adds more registration dates

In just over one week Montreal's controversial ban on all new pit bull-type dogs comes in to force.

The breed specific legislation (BSL) was passed as part of new animal control bylaw introduce last year, that also included measures that forces all dog and cat owners to register their animals and increased fines for anyone found to not follow the rules.

The deadline to start the registration process to have your pit bull-type or dangerous dog registered with the city and obtain the special permit is March 31, pushed back from the original date of December 31 of last year.

Pit bulls and dangerous dogs are defined in the regulation as: 
- American pit bull terrier
- American Staffordshire terrier
- Staffordshire terrier
- Crossbreeds of the aforementioned animals
- Any dog that physically resembles those breeds

The city added several new dates for registration workshops to help owners get the process started.

To apply you will need:
- $150
- Photo ID
- Proof of residence on October 3, 2016
- Documents to prove you owned your dog on December 1, 2016

The final registration clinics will be held at the following Accès Montréal offices:

Thursday March 23, 2017
4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Le Sud-Ouest
815 Rue Bel-Air, first floor
Montréal, QC H4C 2K4

Tuesday March 28, 2017
4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
5 650 Rue D’Iberville, second floor
Montréal, QC H2G 2B3

Wednesday March 29, 2017
4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
5 160 Boulevard Décarie, main floor
Montréal, QC H3X 2H9

Thursday March 30, 2017
4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
55 Avenue Dupras
Montréal, QC H8R 4A8