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Animal Control

Animal Control Officer
Ernie Hey
(204) 851-1810

Animal Control within the Town of Virden is regulated by By-Law No. 2614 and is enforced by Animal Control Officers.

Animal Control By-Law

License Fees (Annual) – and Related Changes

For each spayed female or neutered male dog or cat$5.00
For each dog or cat  that is not spayed or neutered$10.00

Animals Not To Run At Large

Pursuant to section 5(1) of Town of Virden By-Law No. 2614:

Except when permitted by a municipal by-law passed in accordance with The Municipal Act, or a by-law of a local government district passed in accordance with The Local Governments Districts Act, no owner or person in charge of an animal shall allow it to run at large.

2024 Crow and Nuisance Bird Program

The 2024 crow and nuisance bird control program has started. Qualified volunteers have been authorized to discharge firearms within Town Limits during the day time hours, 7 days a week.

The volunteers are authorized to discharge firearms on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to dusk. The volunteers will be working throughout the community and they will carry letters of authorization with them.

Please direct nuisance bird-related complaints to the Town Office at 204-748-2440. The volunteers cannot respond to verbal complaints.

Message from Manitoba Fish & Wildlife

Just a reminder for Virden residents that coyotes living on the edge of town may venture in searching for food sources.

Residents can reduce conflict by not setting food for pets outside and refraining from putting out suet if feeding birds.

Time your walks to avoid dusk hours or walk in busier areas.

For more information, please visit

Animal Complaints