PEI

Pets not allowed on P.E.I. National Park beaches beginning Saturday

Visitors to Prince Edward Island National Park are being advised that domestic animals — dogs, cats and horses — are not allowed on the beaches from April 1 to Oct. 15.

Parks Canada says pets can disrupt wildlife, including the mating Piping Plover

Visitors who have domestic animals on P.E.I. National Park beaches from April 1 to Oct. 15 can face a minimum fine of $125. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC)

Visitors to Prince Edward Island National Park are being advised that domestic animals — dogs, cats and horses — are not allowed on the beaches from April 1 to Oct. 15.

The minimum fine for breaking this regulation is $125, according to a Parks Canada press release.

Dogs are allowed in other outdoor areas of the park. All pets must be on a leash with a maximum length of three meters.

Parks Canada says the reason for the seasonal domestic animal regulations is to protect wildlife and their habitats, according to a press release. 

As well, domestic animals can disrupt animals and birds, including the breeding activity of the endangered Piping Plover, which nests on the ground.

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