We share the Township with many forms of wildlife that have adapted to our environment. Common wildlife includes squirrels, birds, racoons, skunks and foxes. Because food and shelter are plentiful, and natural predators are limited, 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.
To report nuisance or injured wildlife on Township property during business hours, please contact the Township Office.
PLEASE NOTE that the Township does not offer a service to pick up or otherwise deal with nuisance or injured wildlife on private property. In cases where there is a direct and immediate threat to human life, we suggest that residents contact the Police. Otherwise, if the wildlife is not moving along on its own or you desire to have it removed, you may wish to contact a private, local wildlife control service. We suggest searching "wildlife control" or "wildlife removal" on 411.ca.
In addition, you may contact the Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940 for more information on how to deal with wildlife on your property. As well, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has a series of “Living with Urban Wildlife” factsheets. These factsheets provide general information about urban wildlife, how to prevent conflicts with them and what to do when problems arise. You can also obtain a brochure from the Township Office.