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Animal Control & By-laws

The Guelph Humane Society provides animal services and enforces animal by-laws in the City of Guelph, Township of Centre Wellington, and in the Township of Guelph-Eramosa. Services may vary depending on the jurisdiction. Please see each area below for a description of the services we provide

Animal control refers to the enforcement of outlined animal by-laws for each city or township.

City of GuelphTownship of Centre WellingtonTownship of Guelph EramosaOther service areas

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City of Guelph

In the City of Guelph, the Guelph Humane Society responds to the following:

Services provided during operating hours

  • Pick up and impoundment of dogs running at large
  • Assisting with stray or injured cats
  • Pick up and assistance with sick, injured or orphaned wildlife
  • Pick of deceased companion and wild animals on public property and roadways
  • By-law enforcement as per the animal control by-laws
  • Animal cruelty investigations

Emergency services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including during business hours)

  • Assisting animals in distress including sick, injured or orphaned companion animals or wildlife
  • Responding to calls regarding animals that pose an immediate risk to public safety, including dogs running at large
  • Responding to requests for assistance from police and emergency services, public health or any authority or person concerned about the safety of the animal or member of the public

For more information about the Animal Control By-laws in the City of Guelph click here.

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Township of Centre Wellington

In the Township of Centre Wellington, the Guelph Humane Society responds to the following:

Services provided during operating hours

  • Pick up and impoundment of dogs running at large
  • Assisting with stray or injured cats
  • Pick up and assistance with sick, injured or orphaned wildlife
  • Pick up of deceased companion animals on public property and roadways
  • By-law enforcement as per the animal control by-laws
  • Animal cruelty investigations

Emergency services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including during business hours)

  • Assisting animals in distress including sick, injured or orphaned companion animals or wildlife
  • Responding to calls regarding animals that pose an immediate risk to public safety, including dogs running at large
  • Responding to requests for assistance from police and emergency services, public health or any authority or person concerned about the safety of the animal or member of the public

For more information about the Dog Control By-law in the Township of Centre Wellington click here.

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Township of Guelph Eramosa

In the Township of Guelph Eramosa, the Guelph Humane Society responds to the following:

Services provided during operating hours

  • Pick up and impoundment of dogs running at large
  • Assisting with stray or injured cats
  • Pick up and assistance with sick, injured or orphaned wildlife
  • Pick up of deceased companion animals on public property and roadways
  • By-law enforcement as per the animal control by-laws
  • Animal cruelty investigations

Emergency services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including during business hours)

  • Assisting animals in distress including sick, injured or orphaned companion animals or wildlife
  • Responding to calls regarding animals that pose an immediate risk to public safety, including dogs running at large
  • Responding to requests for assistance from police and emergency services, public health or any authority or person concerned about the safety of the animal or member of the public

For more information about the Dog/Animal Control By-law in the Township of Guelph Eramosa click here.

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Other service areas

The Guelph Humane Society is able to provide services to other areas in Wellington County. These areas include: Town of Minto, Township of Mapleton, Township of Wellington North and the Township of Puslinch.

Service Areas

In these areas, the Guelph Humane Society responds to the following:

You can visit each areas website for more information on any animal control or related by-laws:

Town of Minto

Township of Mapleton

Township of Wellington North

Township of Puslinch