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

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.

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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