Rescue Services

The Oakville & Milton Humane Society offers a number of rescue & emergency services both as part of its core mandate and in conjunction with our duties as the Animal Control service provider for the Town of Oakville.

What Services Do You Provide?

The Oakville & Milton Humane Society's Animal Protective Services Department is staffed on a 24 hour basis, providing after hours emergency services between 9:00 pm and 07:00 am. 

A helpful guide to what constitutes an emergency is provided below.



The Oakville & Milton Humane Society does not provide rescue services in Milton. For Milton Animal Services, please contact the Town of Milton.

What is an emergency?

During the after hours period, Animal Protection Officers only respond on an emergency basis. The following is a guideline as to what constitutes an emergency. Officers will use their discretion on a case-by-case basis.


  • Injured or sick animal (cat, dog, wildlife, etc.)
  • Animals believed to be orphaned
  • A situation where an animal is posing a risk to public safety


  • Observing a stray animal that is not contained
  • Deceased animals
  • Wildlife sightings
    Non-emergency calls will be handled during regular business hours.
    If your situation changes, you can always contact the after hours service for advice.


Officer Hours Emergency Hours
07:00 am – 9:00 pm 9:00 pm – 07:00 am