Animal Protection

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

At the PEI Humane Society we strive to go above and beyond the requirements for welfare standards put forward by the Canadian Advisory Council on National Shelter Standards in the Canadian Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. These guidelines help us continue to have the highest standards of care.

Our Animal Protection Officers assist the province by enforcing the Animal Welfare Act of PEI, as well as dealing with humane complaints, municipal by-laws and the PEI Dog Act.

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 PEI Dog Act and Animal Welfare 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).

To contact the Animal Protection offices, please email apo@peihumanesociety.com or call the PEI Humane Society directly at: (902) 892-1190

For wildlife concerns, call: (902) 894-5208
For livestock/exotic animal concerns, call: (902) 368-4880 or email reg@gov.pe.ca