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After Hours Emergency

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


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