The City of Kingston receives several calls throughout the year requesting information and advice regarding human-wildlife conflicts.
Please review the details below regarding different types of human-wildlife interactions to determine the best course of action.
Who you should call:
- If you are in "immediate danger", or if the animal is aggressive and may injure someone, call Police at 911; Protection of public health and safety is a priority
- If you have been bitten, or had direct contact with an animal, seek medical attention and report it to KFL&A Public Health at 613-549-1232 ext. 1232.
- 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 a dead or alive, potentially rabid raccoon, skunk, fox or bat is encountered and it has been in contact with humans, contact the KFL&A Public Health 613-549-1232.
- If you wake and find a bat in your bedroom or sleeping area, or if your pet is playing with a bat, contact KFL&A Public Health 613-549-1232.
- 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 of Kingston regulates dogs at-large and trespassing cats. For more information please visit the Animal and Pet Control FAQ.