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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.





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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