As of January 1, 2019, the Towns of Aurora, Georgina and Newmarket will merge their animal services.
As of January 1, 2019, the Towns of Aurora, Georgina and Newmarket will merge their animal services. This merger is a two year pilot project, that will allow the three municipalities to work together to provide a higher level of animal services and extended coverage.
The objective is to educate and enforce all of the Town's animal related bylaws while ensuring the safety and well-being of both residents and their pets.
Animal Service Officers are responsible for the investigation of complaints filed by residents, conducting pro-active patrols of public parks in the Town, and the picking-up of lost, stray, and injured animals.
Animal Services also provides active education programs to educate and encourage responsible pet ownership.
Animal Services will address wildlife complaints within the town provided that the injured wildlife is located on town-owned property. For wildlife issues relating to private property, residents are encouraged to contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility or wildlife control expert.
The shared shelter with the Town of Georgina is located at
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) will still provide support to the municipalities to investigate concerns of animal neglect and abuse. This type of animal services partnership is the first of its kind in Ontario, as most municipalities manage animal control independently.
The office is located at Aurora Town Hall, 100 John West Way. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Holidays excluded). We can be reached by phone, (905)-727-3123 x 4240 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are calling after hours, please call (905)-727-3123 and press 1.
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