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Animal Control


Neglected or Abused Animals

If you would like to report a case of animal abuse or neglect please call Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) at 1-888-668-7722 ext. 327, or email cruelty@ospca.on.ca.  If you feel that the situation is an emergency that must be dealt with immediately call the OPP at 519-631-2920.


If you have any concerns with wildlife acting in an unnatural way, please contact one of the following trappers who will manage them in a humane way:

  1. Dave Heyblom - Home (519) 764-2688     Cell (226) 374-5176
  • Humane nuisance animal removal of racoon, possums, skunk, groundhog, muskrat, beaver and feral cats
  • Preventive screening installation available for skunk and groundhog burrowing.
  • Livestock predator control of coyote and fox.
  1. Bill Kelly - Cell (519) 709-3218
  • Nuisance animal calls (racoons, possums, feral cats)
  1. Dog bites or attacks call 9-1-1

West Nile Virus (WNV)

To learn more about the West Nile Virus and procedures to follow to report a dead bird, please visit the Elgin St. Thomas Public Health website

Please note

The Elgin St. Thomas Public Health no longer accepts dead bird submissions.  If a dead bird is located on your property, please contact the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) or call 1-866-673-4781 to learn more about their surveillance and submission programs.  If you wish to dispose of a dead bird; wear gloves, double-bag the bird and place in an outdoor gargabe disposal unit.  Always wash your hands after contact with dead wildlife.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres

  • Another Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation - St. Thomas Cell (519) 868-1937 (Carole)
  • Salthaven Wildlife Centre - Mount Brydges (519) 264-2440 (Brian Salt)
  • Wings Wildlife - Amherstburg (519) 736-8172


  • Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday,
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • (except statutory holidays)