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Northern Animal Welfare Unit
Animal Cruelty and Neglect Investigations

Provides Animal Welfare Inspectors to investigate and protect animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect
  • Northern Animal Welfare Unit inspectors have the powers of a peace officer for the purpose of enforcing animal welfare-related legislation, and has the legal authority to:
    • make the owner of the animal address any neglect/abuse
    • remove an animal from an owner's care for allowing ongoing distress/abuse
    • charge a person under provincial or federal laws for animal cruelty/neglect
The Timmins and District Humane Society oversees animal welfare services in the cities of Timmins, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, North Bay and Temiskaming-Cochrane. Thunder Bay inspectors, under the umbrella of the Thunder Bay and District Humane Society, are also included in the the Northern Animal Welfare Unit.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Sun 24 hours
No restrictions
Application Process
Call the toll free number to file an incident ticket; an Animal Welfare Inspector in the appropriate region will be dispatched for the case
Not Applicable
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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