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For concerns regarding stray or nuisance dogs or cats in the communities of:

The Town of Espanola,
The Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers (Massey, Walford, Webwood),
The Town of Spanish,
The Township of Baldwin (McKerrow),
The Township of the North Shore
or stray or nuisance dogs, in the communities of:

The Town of Nairn-Hyman,
The Town of North Eastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Little Current & Sheguiandah)
Municipality of Killarney,
Municipality of Markstay-Warren,
Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Whitefish Lake First Nation),
Wahnapitae First Nation,
Whitefish River First Nation (Birch Island),

705 673- 3647 (DOGS) or 1-800-836-6661

After Hours

For concerns regarding injured stray dogs or cats, or situations where a dog or cat are a threat to public safety in the communities listed above;

Call: 705 673-3647 (DOGS) or 1-800-836-6661 and press 5 for emergencies.

For all other emergencies call 9-1-1

Lost and found reports may be placed anytime by anyone on our website:

Click here to place a lost or found report

All complaints received during office hours and emergency calls are computerized for future reference. The complaints are logged with useful information which is constantly being referred to by our officers and staff during the performance of their jobs.

Fax number: (705) 983-5147*
Email: [email protected] *
*fax and email accounts are not checked on a regular basis, please call with immediate concerns!

For stray or nuisance dogs and cats in other Municipalities

City of Greater Sudbury: 311 (705 671 2489) Shelter direct line 705-694-7387
St Charles; Animal Control: 705-665-5003 or 705-562-4843
French River; Animal Control: 705 898-2294
Central Manitoulin (Bidwell, Gore Bay, Tehkummah, Mindemoya): 705-859-2389
Parry Sound, Animal Control: 705 746-2413

For other municipalities consult the BLUE PAGES in your local telephone directory!

Unorganised townships

Concerns about stray dogs in unorganized areas may be addressed by the Ontario Provincial Police
Click here for the OPP's web site
1-888-310-1133 (TTY)

Concerns about stray dogs or cats in unorganized areas may also be addressed by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Lost and found reports for any of these areas may be placed anytime by anyone on our website:

Click here to place a lost or found report

For cases of animal cruelty or neglect call:
The Ontario Animal Protection Call Centre

1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625)

Wildlife concerns, including bears and raccoons

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
705 564 - 7823
contact your local police force or dial 911
TO REPORT BEAR PROBLEMS: contact the Bear Reporting Line at:
1-866-514-2327 (BEAR) (TTY) 705 945-7641

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