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Holiday Hours Notice

The Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre will be observing the following hours over the upcoming holiday season:

December 24 Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

December 25 CLOSED to the public 

December 26 CLOSED to the public 

December 27 and 28 Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

December 29 Open 8 a.m. to 12 noon 

December 30 CLOSED to the public

December 31 Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

January 1 CLOSED to the public

Regular hours resume on Wednesday January 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Rest assured, even on days that we are closed to the public dedicated staff will be onsite throughout the day to care for the animals.

Happy Holidays!


Animal Control Services

If you require assistance from Animal Control regarding an animal related incident including but not limited to a lost or found pet, sick or injured stray animal, animal related by-law infraction, or other animal related emergencies, please contact the appropriate Animal Control Services for your area. Please listen carefully to the prompts to choose the correct Municipality:

Georgina & Newmarket at 1-855-898-8605

East Gwillimbury & Georgina Island at 1-888-644-5634

As of January 1st, 2018 Aurora Animal Shelter Services will be provided by the Town of Georgina Animal Shelter.

Aurora Animal Control can be contacted at 905-727-3123 ext. 4240 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to

Aurora Animal Control after hours can be contacted at 905-727-1375 

Each municipality is responsible for their own animal licensing and enforcement of the applicable by-laws. For more information please visit their website:

Lost & Found

  • Please report your lost cats or dogs to both Animal Control and the Animal Shelter
  • Contained cats or dogs that have been found at large are to be reported to Animal Contol as soon as possible for pick up

Helping Lost Pets is a free service and a great resource to help return lost pets back home. Once registered you can report your missing pet, other registered members of the site in your area will be alerted to your missing pet. Being a member now means you can get the word out about other lost pets to help get them home safe. Helping Lost Pets partners with many amazing volunteers and groups across the country that will share your missing pets listing on Facebook, Twitter, and other Social media. This site also allows you to create flyers to post around your neighbourhood. Please visit Helping Lost Pets to regsiter your pet today! 

Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre

The Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre proudly provides care and shelter for stray cats and dogs from Georgina, Newmarket, and East Gwillimbury. Municipal Animal Control Services are performed under two, third party contracts. All cats and dogs picked up by Animal Control Officers from these four municipalities that cannot be returned home, are brought to the Georgina Animal Shelter. Please contact us if you have lost or found a pet, or are interested in volunteering, fundraising, donating, fostering, or adopting.

**As of January 1, 2018 Georgina will be providing Shleter Services to the Town of Aurora, while they will provide their own Animal Control Services.**

Animal Shelter Winter Hours of Operation, Open to the Public (October 1st to May 31st)
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Animal Shelter Summer Hours of Operation, Open to the Public (June 1 to September 30th)
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Information
Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre
26815 Civic Centre Rd.
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

Animal Shelter Telephone: 1-800-898-8606
Fax: 905-476-1742

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