Joint Animal Services Program
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg, the Township of Hamilton, the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand and the Town of Port Hope and Hope are collectively partnering a Joint Animal Services program. The Joint Animal Services program offers animal pick-up services for domestic animals (dogs and cats) within the four municipalities' catchment area. Similarly, Hamilton Township operates the Shelter of Hope Animal Services facility. The shelter may be contacted at (905) 885-7808.
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg has three by-laws legislating animal control:
1) By-law # 075-2010 Licensing, Regulation, Registration of Dogs and the Prohibiting the Running at Large of Animals*
2) By-law # 009-2011 Leash Length* 009-2011
3) By-law # 026-2011 Mandatory Removal of Dog Excrement
4) BY-LAW 08-2002 TO REQUIRE THE MUZZLING AND LEASHING OF DOGS *
5) By-law #065-2011 Order to Restrain wording
Copies of the Corporation's animal control by-laws may be obtained at the Town of Cobourg municipal offices.
Telephone (905) 885-8092 Dispatch
Telephone (905) 885-7808 Shelter of Hope Facility
SHELTER OF HOPE ANIMAL SERVICES
(Operated by Hamilton Township)
Visit the Shelter of Hope website at http://www.shelterofhope.ca/
And visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelter-Of-Hope/120048734748378
(By appointment only!)
2363 Theatre Road South (south of Highway # 401)
(Use exits # 472 at Burnham Street south, Cobourg, OR exit # 464 at Ontario Street south, Port Hope to access Theatre Road off Highway # 2)
Shelter of Hope Animal Services
c/o Hamilton Township Municipal Office
8285 Majestic Hills Drive
P.O. Box 1060
Cobourg, ON K9A 4W5
Hours of Operation:(By appointment only!)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
Sundays and Statutory Holidays: CLOSED
VICIOUS DOG BY-LAW
The Cobourg Municipal Council has enacted a by-law requiring the muzzling of dogs that have bitten a person or other animal. Information regarding the by-law may be obtained from the Municipal Clerk's Office in Victoria Hall (905) 372-4301.
URBAN WILDLIFE AND OUR COMMUNITY
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg wishes to take this opportunity to remind the residents of our community about the handling of urban wildlife. The Corporation's animal control by-laws specifically make provisions for the patrol and pick up of domestic animals only (dogs and cats). In regard to the handling of urban wildlife (raccoons, squirrels, skunks, etc.), the by-law makes provisions for the Animal Control Officer to take action and remove (where deemed appropriate) any urban wildlife that is deemed to pose a health threat and/or is sick or injured.
If any resident has a concern with regard to urban wildlife in their vicinity, you are urged to contact the Legislative Services department of the Town of Cobourg to obtain a list of pest control companies to choose from to assist you with the removal of the animal. We ask the public's cooperation in this regard.
Please do not contact the Animal Control Officer for urban wildlife calls unless you suspect the animal is sick or injured.
List of Pest Control Companies (**A fee may be charged for service)
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Inquiries should be directed to: Legislative Service Department
Town of Cobourg
55 King Street West