Report Abuse & Cruelty

Responding to Animal Welfare Calls – Reporting Animals in Distress

The Oakville & Milton Humane Society has the responsibility for enforcing the OSPCA Act within our juristictions.

Click here for more information on the OSPCA Act.
Click here for more information on the Standards of Care for Animals covered within the OSPCA Act

Responding to Animal Welfare Calls (OSPCA)

Most animal welfare cases are the result of an animal being in “distress.”

Definition of An Animal In Distress: “Distress” is and animal “in the state of being in need of proper care, water, food or shelter or being injured, sick or in pain or suffering or being abused or subject to undue or unnecessary hardship, privation or neglect.”

Reporting – How to Report an Animal in Distress

If you encounter an animal in distress contact the Oakville & Milton Humane Society immediately.

  • Via telephone (preferred option) 905-845-1551
  • In person at the shelter during our hours of operation.
  • Anonymous Cruelty Tips 905-845-1551 ext 152 – leave a message.
  • Crime Stoppers of Halton 1-800-222-8477

Animal Protective Services – Active Shift Hours

Monday - Sunday7 am - Midnight

Animal Protective Services – Emergency Hours

Monday - SundayMidnight - 7 am

Definition of Emergency Hours

Situations in which an animal is in immediate distress or public safety is a  factor.