Pickering Animal Services Offers Pet Support Services to Residents

Posted on Wednesday April 28, 2021

Pickering, ON, April 28 – Pickering Animal Services has launched its Community Pet Support Services Program to help keep residents and their pets together.

Pickering Animal Services recognizes the deep connection people have with their pets, and the benefits that come from these types of bonds. Unfortunately, residents may find themselves in vulnerable situations where they are unable to care for their pet and need temporary support.

Pickering residents who find themselves in these vulnerable situations will be able to access the below services:

Community Pet Pantry
The Community Pet Pantry is available to anyone in the City of Pickering who is currently struggling to provide food and pet supplies for their pet.

Safe Pets Victim Support
Pickering Animal Services has collaborated with SafePet Ontario and Victim Services of Durham Region to help people and their pets when fleeing violent situations. Animal Services will provide temporary housing for animals in need, allowing their owners to safely leave and seek out appropriate supports knowing their pet is safe.

Accessible Veterinary Care
Animal Services continues to offer the Durham Region Spay Neuter Assistance Program to residents in need. Currently, this program is only available to cats, but the goal is to expand and include other animals and services in the future.

Animal Services is responsible for reuniting lost pets with their owners, pet licensing, pet adoptions, enforcing municipal animal related by-laws, and educating the public on the importance of being a responsible pet owner.

For more information on Pet Support Services, visit www.pickering.ca/petsupports or call 905.683.7575.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Lindsey Narraway
Supervisor, Animal Services l Corporate Services
905.420.4660 ext. 3501