Responsible Pet Ownership

Vaccinate Your Pet

Vaccinate your pet, including indoor cats, to protect them from serious diseases such as rabies, heartworm and distemper. The cost for treating diseases can be more than having your pet vaccinated. Take your pet to a veterinarian regularly for vaccinations.

Rabies vaccination

You must have a current rabies vaccine for your cat and/or dog over 3 months old under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

No cost rabies vaccination clinic

Available to families in need in Hamilton Area

  • Sept 1, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm – Good Shepard Food Bank, 155 Cannon St E.


Animal bites and scratches

If an animal bites or scratches you:

  • Wash the area with soap and water right away
  • Call Public Health Services at 905-546-3570. Someone answers the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you want to press charges against the pet owner, or wish to have this matter investigated further, call Animal Services at 905-574-3433.