King Township has contracted the Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) to assist King residents by providing access to expert wildlife advice, rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals with the goal of returning them to the wild, and trained rescue of wild animals in dangerous or risky situations.
If you have a wildlife question or concern between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., 7 days / week, please call Toronto Wildlife Centre's hotline at 416-631-0662. Follow the prompts for more information on how to resolve your situation, or leave a message for the trained hotline team. If your call is urgent, the goal of the hotline team will be to return your call within one hour. Please allow more time for response to a non-urgent call, especially during spring and summer.
Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 a.m., Toronto Wildlife Centre is closed. If you find a sick, injured, or orphaned wild animal during these hours, please follow the instructions on TWC's phone system or website www.torontowildlifecentre.com to safely contain the animal and house it overnight. Leave a message on their hotline, and they will call you back in the morning.
- For more information regarding the signs to look for when deciding whether an animal is unhealthy, please read the information regarding Unhealthy Animals.
- For your information, Ministry of Natural Resources regulations and guidelines make it illegal for animal control to trap and relocate wildlife from your property. You can contact the Ministry at 1-800-667-1940 or visit their website.