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Animal Services


The City of London's services related to animal care and control help ensure that citizens with and without pets may enjoy municipal amenities and a high standard of quality of life. The health and safety of all our animals contributes to the health, well-being and liveability of our city.



The City's Animal Services are divided into two main areas:


Animal Welfare Program

Designed to enhance the living conditions of animals in our city, the program consists of various approaches to animal welfare including;

  • cat & dog licensing
  • animal identification
  • responsible pet ownership
  • providing a second chance for animals that have been abandoned or become stray


Animal Care & Control Program

With services provided under contract by the London Animal Care Centre (LACC), the Animal Care & Control Program's four main areas of responsibility are: 

  • animal control
  • by-law enforcement
  • the Dog Licensing and Cat Identification Program
  • shelter (Pound) services for stray animals
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