If you have a sick or injured domestic animal

Toronto Wildlife Centre is a hospital for sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals. We are unable to admit or care for domestic or “pet” animals such as cats, dogs, pet rabbits, guinea pigs, budgies, or domestic pigeons (ones with plastic or metal bands on their legs).

Your local Animal Services organization or humane society may be able to help with questions about and placements for domestic animals. They may also be able to assist with rescue or pick-up of found animals. Each organization is different and they may have restrictions on the kind and number of services they offer.

Contact information for domestic animal services

TORONTO

  • Toronto Animal Services:
    311 (within the city of Toronto)
  • Toronto Humane Society:
    (416) 392-2273

YORK REGION

  • Newmarket OSPCA
    (Markham, Aurora, Richmond Hill):
    (905) 898-7122
  • Vaughan Animal Shelter
    (Vaughan, Bradford, W. Gwillimbury, King*):
    (905) 832-8505
  • Municipal Animal Control
    (Georgina, Newmarket, Whitchurch-Stouffville, E. Gwillimbury):
    1-800-898-8606

HALTON REGION

PEEL REGION

DURHAM REGION

OTHER AREAS

*Toronto Wildlife Centre is contracted to provide wildlife services in King Township, but we are unable to respond to calls about domestic (non-wild) animals.