Animal Control

Domestic Animal Control

Animal control in Fort Erie is a function of the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS). The Lincoln County Humane Society is a locally recognized authority on animal welfare issues and has strived to make a measurable difference in the lives of animals since 1881. The LCHS is an integral part of the community, promoting mutually beneficial human-animal interactions; they are viewed as a trusted and desirable organization for volunteerism and support. 
In the Niagara Region, they have been providing Animal Care and Control Services to the local and surrounding communities for over 50 years. Their goal is to build awareness of the essential role of animals in our lives and to promote humane and respectful treatment of all animals while strengthening the human-animal bond. The LCHS is committed to assisting animals in need, including homeless cats, dogs, and other companion animals that are subjected to cruelty or neglect. 
 All questions regarding adoption, strays, dog bites, and dog licenses should be directed to the Lincoln County Humane Society.


Lincoln County Humane Society

160 Fourth Avenue.
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 0B6

Phone: 905-682-0767



Town of Fort Erie Responsibilities

The Town of Fort Erie is responsible for enforcing animal control issues as they relate to the noise bylaw (e.g. barking dog) or zoning issues that oversee the keeping of certain animals within certain areas.


Town Hall Contact Information

1 Municipal Centre Drive
Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 2S6

Phone: 905-871-1600 ext:2216


Undomesticated Animals

If you have questions or concerns about wild animals, they should be directed to the Ministry of Natural Resources.


Ministry of Natural Resources

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Information Centre
300 Water Street
Peterborough ON K9J 8M5

Phone: 1-800-667-1940

Web General Info: Click Here


Coyote Information

Coyote and Fox sightings are more frequent in the area. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - Vineland Station Area Office at 1-905-562-4147
or 1-800-667-1940.


Ministry of Natural Resources Coyote, Fox and Wolf Information Page can be found here, which provides suggestions for what you can do : Click Here