GHS responds to animal emergencies 24/7 for the City of Guelph, Township of Centre Wellington, and Township of Guelph-Eramosa. An animal emergency refers to any animal that is in distress, that is sick, injured, or orphaned, that requires immediate care, that is a stray pet that cannot be safely kept by the finder, or that is posing a risk to public safety.
If you suspect that an animal needs emergency care, please contact GHS at 519-824-3091.
If it is after hours, please follow the prompts to report the emergency.
What is considered an emergency?
- Injured, sick, orphaned or otherwise in distress companion animals and wildlife
- Animals believed to be orphaned
- Any animal in distress
- Any concerning situation where the welfare of the animal is jeopardized
- Any situation where an animal is posing a risk to public safety
- Confined companion animals that cannot be safely kept by the finder
What is not considered an emergency?
These can be addressed during our normal hours of operation.
- Observing a stray animal that is not contained
- Deceased animals
- Wildlife sightings
- By-law enforcement