Municipal Animal Services

City of Windsor

Dogs

The City of Windsor offers animal control 24 hours a day for dogs. Stray dogs can be dropped off at the Humane Society, or can be picked up by an animal control officer. Dogs are held at the Humane Society for their stray hold, and then assessed for adoption if not claimed.

 

In 2023, the Humane Society took in 406 stray dogs from the City of Windsor, 234 picked up by our staff.

Cats

The City of Windsor offers residents who find a stray cat in the municipality the option of bringing them to the Humane Society at no charge. Because there is no bylaw against a cat roaming at large, healthy stray cats who do not appear to be lost or abandoned are not picked up. The City also offers spay/neuter vouchers to help residents spay or neuter community cats.

 

The City of Windsor contracts with the Humane Society to pick up sick or injured cats, 24 hours a day in life-threatening situations.

 

In 2023, the Humane Society took in 1771 stray cats from the City of Windsor, 281 picked up by our staff.

Domestic Rabbits

The City of Windsor offers residents who find a stray rabbit in the municipality the option of bringing them to the Humane Society at no charge. Because there is no bylaw against a rabbit roaming at large, healthy stray rabbits who do not appear to be lost or abandoned are not picked up.

 

The City of Windsor contracts with the Humane Society to pick up sick or injured rabbits, 24 hours a day in life-threatening situations.

 

In 2023, the Humane Society took in 8 stray rabbits from the City of Windsor, 3 picked up by our staff.

Wildlife

The City of Windsor contracts with the Humane Society to pick up sick or injured wildlife, 24 hours a day in life-threatening situations.

 

Healthy wildlife are not removed by the City of Windsor. Residents may contract with a private animal removal company to remove unwanted wildlife from their property.

 

In 2023, the Humane Society took in 1075 sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals from the City of Windsor, 679 picked up by our staff.

Protective Care

The City of Windsor contracts with the Humane Society to provide short-term emergency intakes in situations where police, fire, or paramedics are involved and no family or friend is on scene.

In 2023, the Humane Society took in 128 City of Windsor animals at the request of social service agencies.