York Region Wildlife Reporting and Information

Record Details
Office Phone MNR Bearwise 1-866-514-2327 * Newmarket Coyote Reporting 905-895-5193 * Aurora Ministry of Natural Resources office 905-713-7400 * within King only Toronto Wildlife Services 416-631-0662 * within Vaughan - Vaughan Animal Services 905-832-2281 * Shades of Hope Wildlife Rescue 705-437-4654
Toll Free Phone Ministry of Natural Resources Southern Region 1-800-667-1940
Website www.ontario.ca/page/wildlife-and-nature
Description (Service) To report injured or orphaned wildlife, wildlife rehabilitation and release contact the OSPCA at 1-888-668-7722;

In King wildlife information available at and leave message to report injured, orphaned or sick wildlife to Toronto Wildlife Services Mon-Sun 9 am – 6 pm 416-631-0662, after hours see www.torontowildlifecentre.com for information ;

In Richmond Hill call Animal Control 1-888-668-7722 to report sick, injured or orphaned animals

In Vaughan call Vaughan Animal Services at 905-832-2281 to report sick, injured or orphaned animals

In Georgina call Shades of Hope 705-437-4654 to report sick, injured or orphaned animals

Aurora MNR office 905-713-7400 Southern Region 1-800-667-1940;

Newmarket Coyote Reporting ;
Use newmarket.ca/coyotesighting or call 905-895-5193 to report sighting * please provide date, time and location of sighting, number of coyotes spotted, if a pet was involved, coyote behaviour;

Reporting Bears MNR Bear Wise reporting April – November, Dec 1 – March 31 1-866-514-2327 * www.ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise;

Encountering potentially aggressive animals:
*Pick up small children and pets;
*Never approach or touch a wild animal;
*Do not turn your back or run from wild animal;
*back away remaining calm;
*stand tall, wave your arms and make noise;
*carry a flashlight at night;
*if wild animal poses immediate threat or danger to public call 911 ,

Make your property unwelcome:
*use flashing lights, motion sensors and noise makers;
*put up 2m high fence that extends 20 cm underground;
*install roller system on top of fence;
*don’t put garbage curbside overnight;
*collect ripe fruit and vegetables from gardens promptly

Preventing conflicts with coyotes and pets:
Keep dogs inside at night and early morning * supervise small pets and walk dogs on leash * clean up after your dog and spay or neuter your dog – coyotes are attracted to dog feces as well as dogs that have not been spayed or neutered;

Find Local licensed trapper call 705-254-3338 or email Ontario Fur Managers Federation furman@furmanagers.com;

Coyote Watch Canada Tips http://coyotewatchcanada.com/awareness/coexisting-with-coyotes/;

MNR coyote information www.ontario.ca/page/preventing-and-managing-conflicts-coyotes-wolves-and-foxes
Hours see description for information
Dates bearwise reporting April – November, Dec 1 – March 31
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility no restrictions
Application contact organizations and visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
Located In Community York Region
Physical Access Not Applicable
Service Categories Wildlife Safety Education ; Wildlife Warnings


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