Investigations

Abuse of an animal is a criminal offence.

Animal cruelty investigations include dogs left in hot cars, beaten and neglected or abandoned dogs and cats, puppy mills, and organized crimes against animals such as dog and cock fighting. We also assist the police with animals at crime scenes.

To report suspected cruelty to animals please contact our Investigations Department by telephone, or email.

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PHONE:
(519) 310-7722

EMAIL:
investigations@londonhumane.ca

REPORT ANONYMOUSLY THROUGH CRIME STOPPERS:
1 (800) 222-TIPS

 

EMERGENCIES

If your pet is in distress and needs assistance, please contact your veterinarian or if it is outside of regular business hours, contact London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Clinic at 519-432-3300. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If a stray animal or wildlife are injured and need assistance, please contact London Animal Care Center at 519-685-1330.

Common Questions About Animal Abuse:

What are the animal care laws in Ontario?

Every person who owns or has custody or care of an animal must comply with the prescribed standards as outlined in the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

What is the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

The OSPCA is the umbrella organization for all recognized humane societies in Ontario. The OSPCA has many branches and affiliates forming a large group and a strong voice for animal welfare in the province. The London Humane Society is an affiliate of the OSPCA. Click here for more information about the Ontario SPCA.

How are animal care laws enforced in Ontario?

The Inspector and Agents of the London Humane Society enforce the OSPCA Act and the sections of the Criminal Code of Canada, which deal with animal cruelty and abuse. Investigations department staff educate, inform, and, in some cases, prosecute people who neglect, abuse, abandon or are cruel to animals.