(250) 414-0233

City of Victoria, Oak Bay & Esquimalt.

2017 City of Victoria dog licences are now available at all 16 vendors!

2017 Oak Bay & Esquimalt dog licences are available at the Pound!

 

Pound & Adoption Centre: 564 David Street, Victoria, B.C. V8T 2C8

  • OPEN: Monday to Friday   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  (Adoption viewing 10:30 am to 4:00 pm)
  • OPEN: Saturday                9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  (Adoption viewing 11:00 am to 4:00 pm)
  • CLOSED: Sundays & Statutory Holidays

Contact us by email:  vacs@shaw.ca

Report an Incident / Questions? ► Call (250) 414-0233 & speak to staff

  • Animal Control Officers are routinely on-duty 7 days/week: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Officers are on duty: Victoria Day, Canada Day, B.C. Day and Labour Day
  • Officers reactively investigate complaints and proactively patrol streets, parks, and beaches.
  • Officers sporadically conduct patrols during evening hours in spring, summer & fall months.

After Hours / Emergencies ► Call (250) 414-0233 for recorded information

  • The On-Call Duty Officer will respond to the following types of incidents:
    • domestic animal is causing a threat to public safety 24/7/365
    • sick or injured stray animal (must be immobile or contained by the caller)
  • Officers DO NOT investigate nuisance matters after regular hours (eg. barking dogs / stray dogs)

ANIMAL ABUSE / NEGLECT ► Call the SPCA Cruelty Hotline: 1 (855) 622-7722


WILDLIFE CONCERNS

Large Wild Animal ► Call BC Conservation Service: 1 (877) 952-7277

  • DEER: only if critically injured or trapped (animal must be immobile / contained)
  • COUGARS / BEARS / WOLVES: if sighted in urban area or threat to public safety

Small Wild Animal ► Call WildARC: (250) 478-9453

Call WildARC if the small wild animal is SICK, INJURED, ORPHANED, or TRAPPED.

Small wild animal means: ALL WILD BIRDS, RACCOON, SQUIRREL, RABBIT, MINK, BEAVER, BAT, OTTER, SEAL, MARMOT, VOLE, MOUSE, RAT, TURTLE, FROG, SNAKE, NEWT, etc.

There are currently no impounded animals at this time as of Jan 12, 2017.