Please contact Animal Protection if you are concerned about an animal's safety. Click here to learn more about our confidential reporting process.
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
― Emmanuel Kant
To find out if you live in a municipality with Animal Control Bylaws, call your municipal office. Ask for a copy of the animal control bylaw in your area.
We provide enforcement of the Dog Act in unincorporated rural areas and on provincial land. We do not have authority for at large, barking, nuisance complaints in a municipality unless we have a contract with them to enforce their bylaws.
We have contracts with the following municipalities:
We also investigate complaints for the Island that fall within the Animal Welfare Act which includes dangerous dog complaints.
We do not have authority on Federal land but may assist where needed (National Parks, First Nation Communities).