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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, drop off adoption applications, and drop off stray/unwanted animals.

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 set a date and time, 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. 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.

Our staff 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.

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