Our Animal Control service ensures a safe and healthy environment for residents and animals in our community.

For more information, view our Animal Control By-law.

Dogs and cats

All dogs are required to have a dog licence. All cats are required to have a cat licence, except within the agriculture areas. These licences help identify your pet if they go missing, so they can be returned safely home.

If you have a concern about dogs or cats running at large, please call our Animal Control Officer at 519-832-3470.

Lost pets

If your dog or cat goes missing, you can call Animal Control at 519-832-3470 and the Southampton Pet Hospital at 519-797-2960. Dogs and cats picked up by Animal Control are taken to the Southampton Pet Hospital.

Off-leash dog park

An off-leash dog park is located at 961 Lehnen St., Port Elgin. The park is open year-round.

Trails and public parks

You must keep your dog on a leash at all times when walking along the community's trails and public parks.

Poop and scoop

Pet owners must clean up after their pets.