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Animal Services Agency

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. For more information on rabies, visit:

Stray Injured Animals


  • 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.


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


Exotic Animals

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

Owned Animals

  • If you are aware of a sick or injured owned animal, and the owner is neglecting to provide veterinary care, contact the Provincial Animal Care Line.

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: February 1, 2019