Dog Control

Dog licences are required on an annual basis. The Township has entered into an agreement with the Peterborough Humane Society for dog control and pound services. To report a dog running at large, contact the Dog Control Officer at the Peterborough Humane Society 705-745-7676 Ext. 202.

If your dog has gone missing, please report it to the Peterborough Humane Society as soon as possible.

Emergency Preparedness and your Pets

In case of emergency, it is important to be prepared for a minimum of 72 hours and to be ready to shelter-in-place or evacuate if need be. Your emergency plans should include your pets. To prepare for or react to a crisis or emergency review the information provided by Public Safety Canada, the province, the OSPCA (Ontario Society for the  Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Peterborough Humane Society.

For information on what your emergency preparedness kit for your pet should contain, click here.

Animal Cruelty and Enforcement

  • A dog that has been injured or killed.
  • Animal hoarding - too many animals living under one roof - living in deplorable conditions.
  • Animals kept outside not provided with food or water, shelter and the chain is not an adequate length.
  • Owner not providing adequate medical attention to their animal in need.
  • Animal abandonment.

Contact the Ontario SPCA:

Report animal welfare concerns  24/7 by calling the Ontario government at 
1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625). 

For medical emergencies, please contact your local veterinary hospital. 

If you are unsure about who to call when there is a concern for an animal, or if you are struggling to care for your animal, call the Ontario SPCA’s call centre during regular business hours at 310-SPCA (7722) to discuss your needs.

Peterborough Humane Society
General Inquiries: (705) 745-4722
Animal Control:(705) 745-4722 Ext. 202
After Hours Emergency: (705) 745-7676 Ext. 656
385 Lansdowne Street East
Peterborough, ON
K9L 2A3

You may also wish to advise
the local veterinarian at
Apsley Veterinary Services
9779 Highway 28
Apsley, ON
K0L 1A0

For more information on dog ownership in Ontario,
please refer to the Dog Owners' Liability Act

For concerns with any other animals,
please contact the
Ministry of Natural Resources
Bancroft District
106 Monck Street, PO Box 500
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0

Low Cost Rabies Clinic

Provincial law requires that all cats and dogs over three months of age in Peterborough City and County must be vaccinated for rabies. Vaccinations protect pets from rabies and helps protect your family, if your pet is bitten by a rabid wild animal. The yearly Low Cost Rabies Clinic sponsored by Peterborough Public Health is held each year in April or May.

2019 Low Cost Rabies Clinic:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $30.00 each, cash only. All dogs must be leashed and cats caged or restrained.

Location: North Kawartha Community Centre, Zamboni Entrance, 340 McFadden Road, Apsley

For more information about the low-cost rabies clinics or to find a clinic location near you, please visit Peterborough Public Health and click on Rabies Clinics, or call Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000, ext. 232.

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