Assisting with lost, stray, or injured animals

Lost pets

If your pet is lost or if you found a stray animal, start by contacting the Brant County SPCA at 519-756-6620 to see if your pet has been picked up or to report your pet missing. Be prepared to give a description of your pet, dog tag number and microchip number if he or she has one.

If your dog is wearing a City of Brantford dog tag when it is picked up, we will make every effort to contact you.

To retrieve your pet from Animal Control, you must:

  • Contact Brant County SPCA at 519-756-6620 to make arrangements to pick up your lost pet.
  • Pay the impound and boarding fees, any related veterinary or health care costs, and a licence fee if the pet is not registered.
  • Provide personal photo identification.
  • Provide proof of ownership (ie: licence information, papers from your vet, and microchip/tattoo information).
  • Have a leash or carrier ready.

If your dog is a pit bull, it will only be released following specific requirements in the Animals for Research Act.

Also check with other local animal rescues, and social media websites, for Lost and Found Animals in the Brantford area.

Stray and injured animals

If you find a stray or injured animal within the City of Brantford, you can report it to the City’s Animal Control provider, the Brant County SPCA at 519-756-6620. You can take the found animal to the Brant County SPCA or your local vet to check the pet for a microchip.

Also check with other local animal rescues, and social media websites, for Lost and Found Animals in the Brantford area.

Community cats

Community cats (also known as stray or feral cats) are cats that are not owned by anyone and live in the neighborhood on their own. Community cat colonies are common in both rural and urban areas.

Community cats can be identified by a left ear-tip (a small portion of their LEFT ear is snipped) – this means they have been vaccinated, fixed, and are being managed. If a homeless community cat is found and it is ear tipped (a small portion of their LEFT ear is snipped), please leave the cat alone as it has been spayed/neutered and vaccinated.

To learn more about available programs for assistance with stray/feral cats you may contact the Brant County SPCA at (519) 756-6620 or via email at contact@brantcountyspca.com. You can also contact local rescues in your area.

The Brant County SPCA has provided a "Snip Snip Hooray" poster that can be printed and distributed by community members.

Report an animal in distress

To report a sick, injured, or deceased animal, please contact Animal Control at the Brant County SPCA at 519-756-6620.

Report animal cruelty or neglect

To report cases of cruelty or neglect, please contact the Province of Ontario at 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625).

Coyotes and other wildlife

To report a sick, injured, or deceased animal, please contact Animal Control at 519-756-6620 (Brant County SPCA).

If your home is near a wooded area, ravine or a new residential area where coyotes have been established it is not unusual to see a coyote. However, if you see a coyote with any of the following behaviours you should call Animal

Control at 519-756-6620.

  • limping or staggering or with paralyzed hind legs
  • acting confused
  • injured or deceased

Please consult the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for additional information and resources available to assist with coyote and other wildlife conflicts.

Other local animal rescues

Hearts to Homes Feline Rescue & Sanctuary
Registered Charity #74428 3128 RR0001
www.heartstohomes.ca

Precious Angels Cat Rescue
Registered Charity #708088513 RR0001
PreciousAngelsCatRescue@gmail.com

Telephone City Feral Cat Rescue
tcferalrescue@gmail.com
www.tnrbrantford.weebly.com