In Sarnia-Lambton, animal control is governed by municipal by-laws and administered by municipalities. For non-cruelty related animal issues such as dogs running at large and animal noise complaints, please contact your local municipal office. For more information about Sarnia animal control, dog licensing requirements and relevant rules click here.
Municipal Animal Control Contacts
City of Sarnia: 519-332-0330 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm)
Sarnia Police: 519-344-8861 (after 5:00pm and weekends)
St. Clair Twp: 519-867-2021
Plympton Twp: 519-845-3939
Point Edward: 519-337-3021
OPP: 519-336-8691 (after 5:00pm and weekends)
Dawn-Euphemia Twp: 519-692-5148
Lambton Shores: 519-786-2335
Aamjiwnaang First Nation: 519-339-8824
Other Animal Control Areas & Pounds
Glencoe Pound: 519-287-2974
Lobo Animal Centre: 519-666-1632
On January 1, 2020 the new Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act came into effect. On that date, primary responsibility for conducting animal cruelty and animal welfare investigations was transferred from humane societies like ours to Government Inspectors.
If you suspect Animal Cruelty or Neglect please call the Government of Ontario’s new toll-free number available 24/7 to report animal welfare concerns: 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625)
How Can I Help?
On January 1, 2020, the new Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act came into effect. On that date, primary responsibility for conducting animal cruelty and animal welfare investigations was transferred from humane societies like ours to Government Inspectors.
The public plays a crucial role in reporting cases of suspected cruelty. Report animal abuse and neglect by calling the Government of Ontario’s new toll-free number available 24/7 to report animal welfare concerns: 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625)
Ignoring the problem or not getting involved is not the solution.
Call Animal Control Services
- to report bylaw violations (except barking dogs – see below)
- to report stray animals
- to report a lost pet
- to report a found pet.
- to report injured animals
- to purchase a dog license
- to report a dog bite
- to report a dead domestic animal
- to report dead wildlife (dead wildlife on public property is collected at no charge by your municipality)
Barking dogs are considered a noise violation and are handled by municipal by-law enforcement or the police. Call the appropriate number and state that you wish to make a noise complaint. City of Sarnia Animal Control: 519-336-5049
The Sarnia & District Humane Society does not permit its’ employees to attempt to rescue any animal confined in a tree, or a hydro pole carrying power, that would endanger the life or limb of said employees.
If you are in need of information or assistance pertaining to wildlife, please contact