General Topics and Information - Central East

Site: No Physical Location

Service: Animal Cruelty Complaints

Record #: CWD0675
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 10 May 2022


Toll Free Phone 1-833-926-4625, 24 hour Ontario-wide reporting animal abuse or neglect (1-833-9ANIMAL)


Address & Map
Coordinates: 44.6073644, -79.4190960
Physical Access Not Applicable


Description (Service) To report suspected abuse of domestic animals (pets)
For animal cruelty complaints of abuse or neglect, the Provincial Animal Welfare Service (through the Ministry of the Solicitor General) has a 24/7 animal abuse hotline.
Information on the Provincial Animal Welfare Service can be found on the website.

Call 1-833-926-4625 (1-833-9ANIMAL) to report incidents of animals in distress or locked in vehicles and officers will be dispatched. Provide as many details as possible, including the type of cruelty witnessed, the date of the incident, where it took place and who was involved. All information remains confidential.

Animal cruelty can be also reported anonymously with Crime Stoppers - 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS)

For information or to report a missing or stray cat or dog, please call your municipal animal control officer.

Municipal law enforcement is not responsible for the removal of nuisance wildlife (ie skunks, racoons); this is the responsibility of the home owner.

For concerns about sick or injured wildlife in the wild
Information on what to do if you find a sick, injured or abandoned wild animal can be found on the Rescue a sick, injured or abandoned wild animal webpage.

To get help for a sick, injured or abandoned animal, you can contact:Ontario Farm Animal Care Helpline Services - call 519-837-1326 for assistance for farmers who are unwilling or unable to maintain acceptable conditions for their farm animals (or if you are a farmer experiencing difficulties)

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours 24/7 Animal Abuse Hotline: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ontario ; Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None


Service Categories Animal Regulation ; Protective Services for Animals