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Sick or Injured Animals

Sick Animals

If you have any concerns about the health of your pet, contact your veterinarian immediately.

The Responsible Pet Ownership By-law states that all cats and all dogs within the City of Winnipeg must be vaccinated for rabies. In Manitoba, including the City of Winnipeg, rabies is found in wildlife, particularly skunk and fox. For more information on rabies, visit:

Injured Animals

Dogs

  • Call the Animal Services Agency at 311 if the injured dog is moving.
  • Call the Winnipeg Humane Society at 204-982-2025 if the injured dog is not moving.
  • If you are unable to contact the Winnipeg Humane Society, contact the Animal Services Agency at 311.

Cats

  • Contact the Winnipeg Humane Society at 204-982-2025

Wildlife

Dead Animals

  • If an animal is found dead on a roadway within the City of Winnipeg, call 311. Dead animals on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
  • For dead animals found outside the City of Winnipeg, call 204-945-8955

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I bury a dead animal on my property?
  • Yes. You must insure the animal is buried at a sufficient depth to eliminate odour and discourage attracting other animals.
Can I put dead animals out for regular garbage collection?
My family pet died. Will the City come and pick it up?
  • No. The disposal of personally owned animals is the responsibility of the animal owner. Search "Pet Cemeteries, Crematories and Supplies" for further information.
I have found an injured bird and am concerned about West Nile Virus. What should I do with it?
  • Contact the Winnipeg Humane Society at 204-982-2025, Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization (PWRC) at 204-510-1855 or the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre at 204-878-3740.

    Visit Manitoba Health website for information on West Nile Bird Surveillance and disposing of dead birds and small animals.
Last update: December 8, 2015