The Town of BWG's Animal Services Division is dedicated to the protection and improvement of animal standards which intend to foster a safe community for pets and their owners.

We do not currently provide services related to wildlife on private property. Property owners should contact a wildlife control or removal company at their own expense to have the wildlife removed.

If a domestic dog or cat is suspected to have rabies, please contact BWG Animal Control at 905 775 5366 ext.1702. If it is a wild animal and there is a danger to public safety, please contact South Simcoe Police at 905 775 3311 or 911 for an emergency.

Feeding Wildlife

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry warns that feeding squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and other wildlife is dangerous for the animals because:

  1. Animals can become dependent on artificial food sources;
  2. Animals can lose their natural fear of humans and pets, becoming more prone to conflict;
  3. Artificial feed is not healthy for wildlife (peanuts are not actually an ideal food for squirrels!);
  4. ​Wild animals may gather in large numbers when they are being fed — this concentration of animals in one area can spread parasites and disease and cause destruction of natural habitat;
  5. Feeding animals near roads increases their risk of being hit by vehicles.

It may be tempting for ​animal lovers to feed and interact with them, but a better way to show you care is to watch from a distance and keep unnatural food sources (including garbage) out of their reach.

For more information, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's webpage on feeding wildlife.​

Address: Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette St., Unit 7&8, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2A7

Phone: 905-775-5366, Send an Email

By GHD Digital