Jump to Content

The Guelph Humane Society 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 the Guelph Humane Society at 519-824-3091.

If it is after hours, our voicemail will provide you with the number for our after-hours phone service.

What is considered an emergency?

  • Injured or sick animal (cat, dog, wildlife, etc.)
  • 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

What is not considered an emergency?

  • Observing a stray animal that is not contained
  • Deceased animals
  • Wildlife sightings
  • These can be addressed during our normal hours of operation

Service Areas Animal Control & By-laws