Pick up of Nuisance Cats
1. Cats will be picked up only when confined in humane, secure containers.
2. The property owner who requests that the confined cat be taken to the Humane Society by the Animal Control Officer, must be on the premises when the cat is picked up.
3. Cat carriers or traps may be purchased at most hardware stores in the City, and in order to rent a trap, a property owner may consult ‘Pest Control’ in the yellow pages of the telephone book. The Humane Society has cat carriers, which will be lent out for a period not to exceed 24 hours, for a donation to the Humane Society. The City of Sarnia also has two traps available for use, provided that a refundable deposit of $25, made payable to the City of Sarnia, be provided to the Clerk's Department, City Hall. Please contact 519-332-0330 x351 or x258 to request a trap.
4. The hours of operation of the City’s Animal Control is 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday to Saturday, Sundays between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Cats will be picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday and Sundays between 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
5. The hours of operation for the Humane Society are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 10:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Any property owner wishing to do so, may take a confined cat to the Humane Society during these hours.
6. The Animal Control Officer will respond as quickly as possible to calls to pick up confined cats, but we are unable to guarantee immediate service. While awaiting pick up by the Animal Control Officer, cats should be humanely confined with food, water and shelter (By-Law #133 of 2009, states that, in the event that a cat is to be confined for more than three hours, the cat must be given water, food and adequate shelter.)
1. The Humane Society sells metal identification tags for cats. The purchase of the tag means that the owner of the cat will be registered with the Humane Society and, in the event that a cat with a metal identification tag from the Humane Society is captured, the owner of the cat will be notified. The Humane Society also has a microchip scanner for any animal, which has been identified with a microchip.
2. If a cat disappears, the owners would be well advised to contact the Humane Society immediately.
3. It is the policy of the Humane Society to hold an animal for 4 days, before it becomes the property of the Humane Society, at which time it is either put up for adoption or euthanized, at the discretion of the Humane Society.
4. Anyone bitten by an animal should consult his or her physician, who will in turn report the bite to the County of Lambton Community Health Services Department. The animal, if it can be found, will then be quarantined for an appropriate period of time to determine whether there is any disease present.