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Animal Services 

Who we are 

As of January 1st, 2018, the Town of Aurora assumed responsibility for Animal Services within the town. Staff are committed to working in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy, and caring environment for animals and people. 

What we do

Our objective is to educate and enforce all of the Town's animal related bylaws while ensuring the safety and well-being of both residents and their pets. 

Animal Service Officers are responsible for the investigation of complaints filed by Town of Aurora residents, conducting pro-active patrols of public parks in the Town, and the picking-up of lost, stray, and injured animals. 

Animal Services also provides active education programs to educate and encourage responsible pet ownership.

Animal Services will address wildlife complaints within the town provided that the injured wildlife is located on town-owned property. For wildlife issues relating to private property, residents are encouraged to contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility or wildlife control expert. 

Where we are located 

Our office is located at Aurora Town Hall, 100 John West Way. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Holidays excluded). We can be reached by phone, (905)-727-3123 x 4240 or by email at bylawdept@aurora.ca. If you are calling after hours, please call (905)-727-3123 and press 1. Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions that you may have. 

Our shared shelter with the Town of Georgina is located at 26815 Civic Centre Road, Keswick, ON, L4P 3G1. 

The hours of operation for the public to access the shelter are: 

Animal Shelter Winter Hours of Operation, Open to the Public (October 1st to May 31st) 

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Animal Shelter Summer Hours of Operation, Open to the Public (June 1st to September 30th) 

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Should you wish to contact the Georgina Animal Shelter, you may dial 1-800-898-8606 or email animal-control@georgina.ca

Georgina Animal Services Website Link: http://www.georgina.ca/living-here/animal-control

Who to contact for complaints 

Contact Town of Aurora Bylaw Services for the following issues: 

  • Dogs off leash
  • Cats and dogs at large 
  • Lost pets 
  • Licensing 
  • Dog bites 
  • Noise complaints related to pets 
  • Opportunities to educate residents on responsible pet ownership 
  • Wildlife on Town property (i.e. roads, community centres, parks, roads, other facilities)

Contact the Ontario SPCA for the following issues: 

  • Neglect 
  • Abuse 
  • Standards of care 

Contact a private wildlife removal company for: 
  • Injured wildlife on private property 
  • Nuisance wildlife inside your residence


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