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New for 2019: Animal Services Combined Partnership

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, residents from all three municipalities should report animal-related matters using the dedicated hotline at 1-877-979-PAWS (7297) or by emailing

Media Release - Towns of Aurora, Georgina and Newmarket merge animal services

Additional Animal Services information

Animal Services

If you require assistance from an Animal Services Officer 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 Patrol Services for your area.

Aurora, Georgina, and Newmarket at 1-877-979-PAWS (7297) or you may e-mail non-urgent matters to

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

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

Lost and Found

  • Please report your lost cats or dogs to both Animal Services and the Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre
  • Contained cats or dogs that have been found at large are to be reported to Animal Services 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 and Adoption Centre

The Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre proudly provides care and shelter for stray cats and dogs from Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, and Newmarket. 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. Contact us if you have lost or found a pet, or are interested in volunteering, fundraising, donating, fostering, or adopting.

Animal Shelter Winter Hours of Operation, Open to the Public (Oct. 1 to May 31)
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 Sept. 30)
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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