District of Nipissing
Animal Control

Animal Control


We care about our pets in the Township of South Algonquin so we hope you’ll join us in keeping them safe. Dog owners are required to obtain a dog license for each of their dogs.

Lifetime dog licenses can be obtained at the Township office at a cost of $10.00/dog.

Replacement fee for lost tags $5.00

When you purchase a dog license, you will be given a dog tag that must be attached to your dog’s collar.

South Algonquin does not have an animal shelter. The Township has an agreement with Bonnechere Valley Animal Services to take stray animals whose owners cannot be found. If you have lost your dog, call the Township office to see if we’ve picked it up.

To report a found pet, contact:

Chief Building Official/By-law Enforcement Officer | Michael Anderson

Phone: 613-637-2650 EXT 207
Cell: 613-334-2305
Email: cbo@southalgonquin.ca

Planning and Building Administrator | Tracy Cannon

Phone: 613-637-2650 EXT 203
Email Public Works: operations@southalgonquin.ca
Email Building/Planning: building@southalgonquin.ca

Works Foreman/Community Emergency Management Coordinator | Aurel Thom

Phone: 613-637-5533
Cell: 613-334-5018
Email: cemc@southalgonquin.ca

Animal Welfare

To report an animal that is in distress or being neglected please contact 1-833-9-Animal (264625). This includes animals that are injured, in pain or sick, suffering or abused, lacks proper care, water, food or shelter.

Province of Ontario Animal Welfare Website

Wild Animals

To report a nuisance bear around your property, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Bear Wise hotline at 1-866-514-BEAR(2327), TTY 705-945-7641. In an immediate emergency call 9-1-1.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Bear Wise Program

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By-law 12-430 Keeping of Dogs 2012-12-06
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