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Dog Control

Rabies Clinic

All dogs and cats over the age of three (3) months must be immunized against rabies. The yearly Rabies Clinic put on by the Peterborough County-City Health Unit is held each year in April or May.

2017 Low Cost Rabies Clinic:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00, Cash Only. All dogs must be leashed and cats caged or restrained.

Location: North Kawartha Community Centre Zamboni Entrance 340 McFadden Road, Apsley

View the Peterborough County City Health Unit for more information and for other low cost rabies clinic locations within Peterborough County.


Dog licenses are required on an annual basis. The Township has entered into an agreement with the Peterborough Humane Society for dog control and pound services. To report a dog running at large, contact the Dog Control Officer at the Peterborough Humane Society 705-745-7676 Ext. 202 or 204

If your dog has gone missing, please report it to the Peterborough Humane Society as soon as possible.

Peterborough Humane Society
705-745-7676 Ext. 202 or 204
385 Lansdowne St. East, Peterborough, ON, K9L 2A3

Also, you may wish to advise the local veterinarian at Apsley Veterinary Services.
705-656-2838
9779 Highway 28, Apsley, ON, K0L 1J0

For more information on dog ownership in Ontario, Please refer to the Dog Owners' Liability Act.

For concerns with any other animals, please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources or the Peterborough Humane Society.

Emergency Preparedness and your Pets

In case of emergency, it is important to be prepared for a minimum of 72 hours and to be ready to shelter-in-place or evacuate if need be. Your emergency plans should include your pets. To prepare for or react to a crisis or emergency review the information provided by Public Safety Canada, the province, the OSPCA and the Peterborough Humane Society.

For information on what your emergency preparedness kit for your pet should contain, click here.

Don't Forget Your Pet Brochure and Pets and Emergencies Fact Sheet 

Animal Cruelty and Enforcement

  • A dog that has been injured or killed.
  • Animal hoarding - too many animals living under one roof - living in deplorable conditions.
  • Animals kept outside not provided with food or water, shelter and the chain is not an adequate length.
  • Owner not providing adequate medical attention to their animal in need.
  • Animal abandonment.

Contact the Ontario SPCA:
310-SPCA
24 hours per day, 365 days per year
Toll Free and calls are dispatched to the OSPCA Agent for this area.