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Animal Services

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Animal Shelter now open

The Clarington Animal Shelter is now open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to purchase animal licences and drop off adoption applications. If you have a stray/unwanted animal, please contact the Animal Shelter to arrange a time to bring it in.

To adopt an animal, fill out an online application with the animal ID/name of the animal you would like to adopt. We will contact you to discuss the animal's needs, personality and ideal forever home. A video of the animal may be provided. Before you arrive to pick up your adopted pet, you will be required to make an appointment, and the handover will be contactless. Please call the animal shelter when you arrive to allow for COVID-19 screening before you enter the shelter. No entry is allowed past the locked doors in the lobby unless an appointment is made to visit an animal.

The Municipality of Clarington promotes a safe and healthy environment for people and all animals. Our staff assist with wildlife concerns and provide the following services: fostering, impounding animals, reuniting animals with families, sheltering, and caring for impounded/surrendered animals.

Clarington Animal Shelter

The Clarington Animal Shelter is owned and operated by the Municipality of Clarington and is located in Bowmanville. Our friendly staff and dedicated volunteers care for animals that are up for adoption. We also take care of stray, injured or lost pets.

Donate to the Clarington Animal Shelter

We welcome monetary donations to help support our commitment to helping animals in our care. Your donation will help us provide food, care and shelter for stray, injured and lost animals, assist with the costs of fostering, and help reunite animals with their families.

We appreciate every donation and thank you for your generosity.

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