The By-law Enforcement division provides animal control services for the Township of Wellesley which are mainly canine control.
All dogs are required to have a dog tag, dog tag applications can be completed online or they are available for purchase in the administration office.
Pound Keeper Services
Hillside Kennels is utilized to board found pets from the Township. Hillside Kennels is a private animal control service contracted by the Township to work with the Township of Wellesley Animal Control Officer to carry out the Township's canine control as per our Township's Kennel By-law.
Licensed kennel information for the Township can be obtained by calling the Animal Control Officer.
Wildlife is a natural part of this community in both the rural and settlement areas. Food and shelter are plentiful, and natural predators are limited, therefore, wildlife will continue to live near us. If we learn to share the environment and reduce problems by getting rid of sources of food and shelter on our properties, animals will make their way to a more suitable home.
We do not offer a service to deal with nuisance or injured wildlife on private property. Residents should contact the Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940 for more information on how to deal with wildlife in urban areas. To find a private, local wildlife control service search "wildlife control" or "wildlife removal" on 411.ca.
To report nuisance or injured wildlife on Township property during business hours, contact the By-law Enforcement Department at 519-699-3965.
Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program
The Township pays owners for the cost of livestock killed or injured by coyotes through the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. If you are interested in more information about the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program please visit the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs' website.
To apply for payment farmers must:
- Have a valid farm business registration number (FBR)
- Have a premises ID number
- Report the kill within 48 hours
- Retain remains of the kill for inspection by the Township's Livestock Valuer
Call 519-699.3965 to report a kill or request more details
For questions or concerns about wildlife, you can reach the Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940.
Report a Dead Animal or Livestock
To report dead livestock on a Township road or property, you can call the By-law Enforcement Department at 519-699-3965. Private property owners are responsible for dead livestock on their property.
To report an animal control complaint please complete the complaints form.