The City receives several calls throughout the year requesting information and advice regarding human-wildlife conflicts.
Review the details below regarding different types of human-wildlife interactions to determine the best course of action.
- If your pet or livestock have been bitten, or had direct contact with a wild animal, contact your vet.
- If wildlife disease is suspected, Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre can diagnose; 866-673-4781
- If your livestock is dead, contact the City at 613-546-4291 ext. 3150 for a livestock evaluator.
- If a dead or alive, potentially rabid raccoon, skunk, fox or bat is encountered and it has been in contact with domestic animals, contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-800-442-2342.
- If you encounter a black bear and you are in immediate danger, call the police at 911. For other black bear encounters, call the MNR Bear Hotline at 1-866-514-2327
- Wildlife issues on private property are the responsibility of the landowner. Landowners can call pest control or animal control companies to remove wildlife from their properties.
- The City regulates dogs at-large and trespassing cats. For more information please visit the Animal and Pet Control FAQ.
KFL&A Public Health
Call 1-800-267-7875 if:
- You have been bitten, or had direct contact with an animal. You should also seek medical attention.
- A dead or alive, potentially rabid raccoon, skunk, fox or bat is encountered and it has been in contact with humans.
- You wake and find a bat in your bedroom or sleeping area, or if your pet is playing with a bat.