Toronto Animal Services
2013 Chip Truck Dates and Locations
The Toronto Animal Services Chip Truck offers City of Toronto pet licences and microchips for only $25 for cats and $35 for dogs. If you already have a current City of Toronto dog or cat licence, you can get your pet microchipped for only $10. 2013 dates, times and locations.
Lost and Found Park taking shape
With donations from Toronto residents, a large grassy outdoor space at the North District Animal Shelter is transforming into Lost and Found Park for the dogs at the shelter.
The idea was born when a group of at-risk youth, Best Friends Forever, wanted to participate in a building project that provided shade for the dogs. The group, led by the Toronto Police Service, volunteer their time to take care of and train the dogs at the North shelter.
Staff contacted outdoor design and lifestyle expert, Carson Arthur of television's Room to Grow, Green Force and Cityline. He was excited about the project and agreed to donate the design for the park and offer his services as project manager.
The park is expected to be completed by mid-June.
Help raise money for Toronto Animal Services by walking at K9 Rescue Me
Walk at Woofstock and raise money for Toronto Animal Services. This walk, organized by K9 Rescue Me, raises money for several groups, but your pledges can go directly to Toronto Animal Services. Just use the K9 Rescue Me pledge form customized with the City of Toronto logo, get pledges from your family and friends, register on the K9 Rescue Me website and show up for the walk. This is a fun event with great prizes. A tax receipt will be issued for any gift over $20. Everything you need to know is on the pledge form.
Daisy and her companion Rudy
The bond that these dogs have with each other is special and we are pleased that Daisy and Rudy were adopted together into the same home. Learn more.
What is Helping Lost Pets?
Helping Lost Pets is a Lost & Found Animal system that can help return a lost pet back home. The system lists lost and found reports posted within the community and right across North America. You can see a map of the area in which you live - as large or as small an area as you would like to search. You can attach a photo to a Lost or Found report to help owners and finders determine if the pets match.
Twiggy the dog is saved
Donations dollars and foster volunteers along with staff at Toronto Animal Services together saved Twiggy's life. This story illustrates how important those donations are, and how valuable the volunteer foster program is.
Provincial Animal Welfare Task Force Released
The Province of Ontario has released its Animal Welfare Task Force report. The City of Toronto's Animal Services was represented on the Task Force.
Notice: Closure of 35 Spadina Road to Public
Effective November 19, 2012, the Animal Services Office at 35 Spadina Road will be closed to the public. You may continue to mail licence payments to that address; if you wish to make a payment in person, please visit one of our animal centres.
Changes to the Animals By-law
Municipal Licensing & Standards is currently reviewing the Animals By-law and recommending a series of amendments to the By-law with an aim to clarify existing provisions as well as to update the regulations to reflect current services and programs. The City heard input on these changes from the public at consultation meetings held in September and October of 2012. See more information here: consultation meetings consultation meetings.
Thank you volunteers
Thank you to all the volunteers who help keep the animals at Toronto Animal Services happy, healthy and active during their stay with us. We couldn't do it without all of you.
Where do these pictures come from?
The pictures used in this website are of animals that have been adopted from one of the Toronto Animals Services Care Centres.
Thank you for sterilizing your pet!
Toronto Animal Services thanks you for making the responsible decision to sterilize your pet.
Your donations matter!
Toronto Animal Services receives much needed donations every year. Your generous donations came to a grand total of $203,000 in 2011! Learn more about how these funds were used.
A message about cats in the outdoors
"Every year at Toronto Animal Services, we notice the hundreds of cats that are allowed to roam free through the neighbourhoods of Toronto.
Volunteer opportunities at Toronto Animal Services
Toronto Animal Services is seeking volunteers to help provide enrichment to the shelter animals and enhancements to our adoption programs. If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out about how you can help Toronto's homeless animals, please contact us at (416) 338-PAWS (7297) or print the application form.
Did you know
Since the beginning of 2005 we have adopted out over 15,000 cats. But the animals still need your help. View our pets available for adoption.