Animal Control


The following are the 2019 fees in regards to Dog ownership. You can view the full list of Fees and Charges in By-Law 2019-15. West Elgin's Animal Control Officer will be canvasing West Elgin with Dog Tags starting Monday March 4, 2019.

  • Dog Licence (Altered Dog) - $35 (tax exempt)
  • Dog Licence (Unaltered Dog) - $50 (tax exempt)
  • Kennel Licence - $100 (tax exempt)
  • Replacement Tag - $15 (tax exempt)

Kennel Licences Application Process

  1. Submit a completed application form 
  2. Have inspection completed by Animal Control Officer
  3. Have Zoning verified by Municipal Planner
  4. Provide Kennel Permit Fee

All Kennel premisses are subject to annual inspections and are required to pay an annual fee, prior to recieving a permit. 
Dog Control-Kennel By-Law


Having trouble with stray cats?  Traps are available at the Municipal Office.  Catch the cat and take to the Glencoe Animal Shelter.

​Responsible Cat Ownership

Responsible cat ownership is an important part of maintaining a happy, healthy cat and avoiding cat-related disputes with your neighbours.  Please click on the heading for more tips on responsible cat ownership.


Outside risks to unsupervisied cats


The municipality contracts with the Glencoe Animal Shelter for animal control.

Vicki Kyle 
Glencoe Animal Shelter
3427 Concession Dr.
519-287-2974 or 1-800-830-9367

Sick or Injured Wildlife?

Contact Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre right away if you find a sick or injured animal and they will be able to assist you.
*If you find injured wildlife please dont feed it. It could compromise their health and wellbeing.*

Phone: 519 264-2440

Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre is committed to the care and rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise compromised wildlife; their goal is to return healthy animals to their natural habitat. Through education they are dedicated to increasing public awareness about and respect for the issues affecting Canadian Wildlife.