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.
- Animal Control Bylaw Enforcement & Investigations.
- Enforcement of the Dog Owners Liability Act.
- Rescue of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
- Capture of stray dogs & confined stray cats.
- Rescue of injured domestic animals where the owner cannot be found.
- Pickup of deceased animals on Town property & Regional Roadways.
What is an emergency?
During the after hours period, Animal Protective Officers only respond on an emergency basis. The following is a guidline 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
- Any animal in distress
- Any concerning situation where the welfare of the animal is jeopardized
- Any 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|