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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:

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.

Bill Kelly - Cell (519) 709-3218

  • Nuisance animal calls (racoons, possums, feral cats)

For animal bites on people, rabies quarantine and inspection, please call Elgin St. Thomas Public Health at 519-631-9900 and Municipal Enforcement Unit (MEU) at 1-855-900-9119.  Keep current records on your pets and ensure that these records are accessible.  If this is, or becomes an emergency situation call 911. 

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)