CITY ANIMAL SERVICES
NEWS PET ADOPTION DAY
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
City Animal Services, 100 Burwell Road
The pets, staff and various animal welfare groups hope to see you there!
Please visit our website at: www.cityanimalservices.ca
GREAT NEWS!!! New to City Animal Services is the Spay and Neuter Program. With this program anyone that adopts an unneutered/spayed animal will receive a rebate of $75 once they have their new pet spayed/neutered. We strongly encourage spaying and neutering of all pets as population control is so important in reducing the number of homeless and euthanized animals. Please ask staff for further details on this beneficial new program.
Community Cat Program - Ear Tipping
City Animal Shelter Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Holiday hours (excepting Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The City Animal Shelter now accepts, in addition to cash, Visa, Mastercard and Debit for all transactions.
This page provides information about pet adoption, procedures for complaints about animal bites, barking dogs and dead animal pickup, along with details on the Animal Control By-Law and identification requirements for both dogs and cats.
Animal Shelter - 100 Burwell Road
Cat Adoption Form Dog Adoption Form
Animals are adopted to qualified applicants, determined by an interview process, on a first come first served basis by appointment only.
While all animals are evaluated for obvious signs of health and/or behaviour problems, the shelter cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal. Approved candidate pets are placed for adoption. Any additional testing is the financial responsibility of the adopter. Any adopted pet must been seen by a veterinarian within 72 hours of adoption. City Animal Services reserves the right to refuse an adoption.
There is a $50 adoption fee for each dog, plus the appropriate identification fee.
There is a $35 adoption fee for each cat, plus the appropriate identification fee.
City Animal Services does not endorse providing animals as gifts to other people. The shelter also forbids its animals to be used as guard dogs.
The staff at City Animal Services want to make the adoption experience a good one for both you and your pet. If we can be of any further assistance to you, please call us.
Animals are also available for adoption from local animal rescue groups Animal Aide, Pets Friends for Life and All Breed Canine Rescue.
Stray dogs or cats found in the City of St. Thomas can be picked by any resident and delivered to City Animal Services. Strays are sheltered at the Animal Shelter.
Dogs and cats may be reclaimed by an owner with proper payment of the redemption fee. Redemption fees cover impound charges and board (of every day including part of a day). An owner of a dog or cat not claimed within 72 hours of impound forfeits the pet and all rights to it. All unclaimed pets beyond the redemption period are screened for temperament and health.
Lost and Adoptable Dogs/Cats
Lost or stray dogs or cats can be turned in by residents or captured by City Animal Services staff. Please contact City Animal Services at: 519-631-7430. For a list of lost and adoptable dogs and cats go to www.cityanimalservices.ca.
If you have lost your dog or cat, the following links may be helpful.
Animal Bites Complaint
For animal bites on people, rabies quarantine, and inspection please call Elgin-St. Thomas Health at (519) 631-9900.
Keep current records on your pets and ensure that these records are accessible.
Barking Dog Complaint from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Contact Melanie Knapp at (519) 631-1680, extension 4122.
Barking Dog Complaint other hours, including all day Saturday, Sunday
For reporting a barking dog outside of office hours, please call St. Thomas City Police at (519) 631-1364.
Owners are encouraged to keep cats indoors at all times and have a safety collar and ID tag on them.
Dead Animal Pickup
For dead animal pick up from City boulevards, only, please call the Public Works Service Centre at (519) 631-0368.
St. Thomas dog owners must obtain a dog identification tag.
St. Thomas cat owners must obtain a cat identification tag.
St. Thomas Animal Shelter, 100 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3R8 (519) 631-7430
City Hall Treasury Department, 545 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3V7 (519) 631-1680
Animal Aide of St. Thomas Elgin, 333 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1B5 (519) 633-3788
Pets Friends for Life, 14 St. Catharine Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 2V6 (519) 631-5757
Elgin Pet, 1063 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1G4 (519) 631-0200
Pet Valu, 1012 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 4N2 (519) 631-7865
Upon entering a dog or cat as stray or lost, City Animal Services scans for the presence of an identification microchip. If the presence of a microchip is determined, ownership information is obtained and the lost or stray animal is returned to the owner. City Animal Services recommends that owners microchip their dogs and cats.
St. Thomas Dog Owners Association
St. Thomas Dog Owners Association, STDOA, promotes off leash dog parks and supports responsible dog ownership and the welfare of dogs. For further information on the St. Thomas Dog Owners Association, please visit their website at www.STDOA.ca or contact at info@STDOA.ca.
The St. Thomas Dog Owners Association has partnered with the Caring Cupboard Food Bank in St. Thomas to create the Caring Pet Cupboard to provide an easy network to collect and distribute pet food donations to people who need it.
Wildlife Information provided by Carol Clarke, Wildlife Rehabilitator
Another Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation also accepts non-clumping clay litter and puppy chow. Please call Carol at 519-868-1937 to arrange for pick-up.
By-Law 71-2011 provides for the registering, licensing, restricting and prohibiting the running at large of cats, dogs and animals within the City of St. Thomas and includes the following:
- keep all cats, dogs and animals under leash control when off the property of the owner, and to clean up/dispose of fecal matter.
- purchase a City of St. Thomas dog identification tag each calendar year which is to be worn by the dog at all times.