Animal Control


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Animal Control Niagara-on-the-Lake 

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The Humane Society of Greater Niagara (HSGN) provides full animal control and humane services for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  

HSGN is responsible for picking up injured or sick wild or domestic, unowned animals within Niagara-on-the-Lake. This service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  

If you are aware of an injured or sick animal, please call the shelter at 905-682-0767, extension one.  

Additional Services Provided

HSGN provides the following services for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake:  

  • Animal bite investigations & prevention education
  • Animal sheltering
  • Humane education
  • Keeping more animals than permitted
  • Keeping prohibited animal species
  • Off leash dogs
  • Stray animal pickup and impoundment
  • Removal of deceased animals

Please review  By-Law 4512-11  for full details regarding our enforcement responsibilities.  

NOTE :  we request that callers provide as much detail as possible when calling the shelter with complaints, including animal owner information and license plate numbers, where applicable.  

For concerns about coyotes, please contact Coyote Watch Canada.



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Dog Licensing

Dog licensing services are not provided by HSGN. Licensing is handled by directly by the Town.

Please direct any inquiries to: 905-468-3266  

Dog licenses can be purchased at Town Hall.   

HSGN provides enforcement regarding dog licensing. Under By-Law No. 4512-11, all dogs are required to be licensed (to a maximum allowable ownership limit of 3 dogs per residence).  

Penalties for failing to licence a dog are $110, per dog.