VIP* (*Very Important Pet!) Regulations and Services
The City of Greater Sudbury has adopted the principles of responsible pet ownership for the well-being and safety of residents and animals in our community. Our objectives include:
- Encouraging proper care and management of pets
- Rescuing dogs and cats which may be injured or roaming at large
- Reuniting lost dogs and cats with their owners whenever possible
- Promoting adoption or fostering of homeless dogs and cats and
- Enforcing regulations that balance the rights of local pet owners with the rights of residents who do not have pets.
The new Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter opened on October 25, 2016 at 39 Kari Road in Wahnapitae to provide a temporary home for dogs and cats found roaming at large in our community.
The Shelter is open Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dial 705-694-PETS (7387) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Highway 17E to Highway 537/Hill Street. Follow to Dryden Road East for 6.8 km then turn right onto Kari Road (gravel road) for about 1.4 km.
Choose Get Directions and enter your Starting Point on Google Maps.
Greater Sudbury By-law Compliance and Enforcement Officers work seven days a week and evenings to follow-up on complaints about potential infractions of the municipal animal control by-law. Residents may dial 3-1-1 at any hour to register a question or complaint or email email@example.com TTY: 705-688-3919.
Enforcement of complaints related to local dogs and cats remains under City of Greater Sudbury By-law 2002-285 to Regulate the Keeping of Animals and the Registration of Dogs and Cats. Information about this by-law is available on this website.
A new By-law of the City of Greater Sudbury to Regulate the Keeping of Animals, Responsible Pet Ownership and the Registration of Dogs and Cats takes effect on March 1, 2017 and is available here for review.
An emergency line for injured or potentially dangerous dogs and cats found roaming at large is available seven days a week. Dial 3-1-1. TTY: 705-688-3919