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Animal Shelter Closed

To help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, the Clarington Animal Shelter is currently closed to the public. Shelter staff continue to look after the animals in their care. Municipal Law Enforcement Officers are responding to calls for assistance for sick, stray or injured animals. While we appreciate donations, we cannot accept any during the COVID-19 pandemic. Animal adoptions have also been suspended until further notice. To reach a staff member at the Clarington Animal Shelter, please call 905-623-7651.

The Municipality of Clarington promotes a safe and healthy environment for people and all animals. The Municipality owns and operates the Clarington Animal Shelter; we also investigate animal complaints, enforce animal by-laws and assist with wildlife concerns in the community.

In addition, our staff also provide the following services: fostering, impounding animals, removing animal remains, reuniting animals with families and routine neighbourhood patrol, sheltering, and caring for impounded/surrendered animals.

Clarington Animal Shelter

The Clarington Animal Shelter 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 that are dropped off.

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