To report suspected cruelty for companion animals, call: 902-892-1190 ext. 21 and ask to speak to an Animal Protection Officer or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ATTN Animal Protection Officer.” If outside of standard operating hours, members of the public can call 902-892-1191.
Only concerns related to companion animals are reported through the PEI Humane Society. Wildlife and livestock matters are addressed by and reported through the provincial government: 902-368-4880 for any livestock concerns and to 902-368-4683 for wildlife concerns. More information here.
Investigations & Enforcement
The PEI Humane Society
The PEI Humane Society enforces the provincial Animal Welfare Act and Dog Act (laws concerning companion animals) under contract with the provincial Department of Agriculture. There are three full time Animal Protection Officers and two part time and/or relief officers. Officers are on duty or on call seven days a week (24/7). Protection officers are members of LIUNA Local 900.
Human-Animal Wellbeing and Supports
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island
The Atlantic Veterinary College received a grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada to run a pilot program for pet owners with low incomes. The clinic may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Elder Dogs Canada works to keep seniors together with their animals as long as possible with volunteers help with daily care tasks. Free services offered include:
- Support with acquiring food and feeding
- Assistance with animal grooming and care
- Minor grooming such as nail clipping or help with brushing
- Transportation to and from vet or groomer
- Temporary care during hospitalization