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Animal Care and Handling

Protecting Animals from Extreme Weather

 

Reporting Concerns about Animal Welfare

 
Please notify authorities if you suspect any animal is:
  • lacking adequate food and water
  • exposed to extreme cold or heat
  • not provided with suitable medical attention if wounded or ill
  • confined in an area of insufficient space
  • kept in unsanitary conditions
  • confined without adequate ventilation
  • not allowed an opportunity for sufficient exercise
  • suffering, seriously injured or in extreme anxiety or distress
  • contact is also encouraged if you suspect a breeding operation or kennel is unlicensed 
 


 

 

 

How to Report a Concern 

 

 

 

Reporting by phone

 

Contact the Animal Care Line:

 
  • In Winnipeg: 204-945-8000
  • Toll free: 1-888-945-8001
 

The line is monitored seven days a week by the Chief Veterinary Office.

 

Reporting by email

 

Please fill out the Complainant Intake Form (PDF 1 MB) and submit to animalcare@gov.mb.ca.

 

Please ensure all important information is included in the complaint.

 

If the incident happened in Winnipeg

 

Please report your concern to the Winnipeg Humane Society at 204-982-2028.

 


 

Confidentiality

 

All reports are treated with utmost confidentiality. We do not release names of people who report animal welfare concerns.

 

Your personal information is protected by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and will remain confidential.

 

If you are a witness to animal abuse you may be asked to testify in court.

 

Learn more about

 

How the Chief Veterinary Office will follow up on your report

 

The Animal Care Act and the obligations it places on animal owners

 

Animal welfare resources


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