We share our environment with wildlife. Many species have adapted to living side by side with humans. When they become a nuisance, injured, orphaned, displaced, sick or distressed there are a number actions we can take.
To help wildlife survive in our neighbourhoods, do not interfere. This means do not feed wildlife and do not assume young animals have been abandoned if you find a nest with no parent in sight. Should you find a nest or one young animal wandering alone, give us a call and we will offer advice, or come out and help or refer you to people who can help. We do not remove wildlife that neighbourhoods feel are nuisance animals.
If you find an animal that appears sick, injured, or in distress, please call us at our animal control 24-hour number 519-943-5288 and speak with an animal control officer.
The following is a listing of organizations that are wildlife experts and have staff that may be better able to assist you.
Procyon Wildlife Veterinary and Rehabilitation Centre - 905-936-3184, Tottenham, ON
Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) - Hotline: (416) 631- 0662. Note: you must call prior to taking an animal to the centre.
Songbirds Only Avian Rehabilitation (SOAR) – no website available (519) 856-4510, Rockwood, ON
Ontario Society for the Protection of Animals (OSPCA) – Educational fact sheets available on living with wildlife and how to help sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. Wildlife Hotline 1-705-534-4350 or 1-888-668-7722 x386
Humane Wildlife Control - 1-877-222-9453. Contact them for information on wildlife control problems or removal.