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To surrender an animal, you must first call Animal Intake at 204-982-2021, option 5

  • If you leave a message, remember to include your name and phone number.
  • WHS Animal Intake hours are Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun: 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Please note: Intake hours change as of July 2, 2018. Intake will close at 6 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on weekends.

WHS Surrender Process for Stray Cats

Call WHS Animal Intake at 204-982-2021, option 5 to inquire about the surrender process and explore alternative solutions.

If you find a stray cat in Winnipeg and it appears healthy, cared for and not in danger the WHS recommends you leave the cat alone. The cat might live in the area and has a better chance of finding its way home when not removed. If the weather is extremely cold, please call the WHS to discuss options.

You will be asked to file a found report and care for the cat while the WHS tries to locate the owner. If an owner cannot be found, the WHS will explain some options for what to do next, including having the finder temporarily care for the cat until there is room at the shelter.

The shelter is often full and the WHS appreciates your help in providing for the cat while space is found. If this option does not work for your situation, you must bring the cat to the shelter. The WHS will find a spot for the cat.

You will be asked to submit a behaviour questionnaire online. Any information you can provide about the cat’s behaviour will help find the right home for the cat.

At the time of surrendering an animal (stray or owned) please be ready to show photo identification. Animals must come confined. Dogs should be on a leash or in a crate/carrier. Cats and critters should be confined in a cage/crate/carrier or box with holes for air.

If you live outside the City of Winnipeg, please call your rural municipality/animal control office first.

Surrender fee

There is a surrender fee for animals surrendered to the WHS from outside the City of Winnipeg.

  • Cat or dog (six months or older) – $50 each
  • Mom and litter (cats and dogs) – $100
  • Kitten or puppy (without mom) – $25
  • Kitten or puppy litter (two or more) – $50
  • Critters and birds – $15

Feral or trapped cats and unfriendly cats or dogs will be charged a fee of $100 per animal. This fee accounts for additional resources used for the assessment of animals, including the possibility of euthanasia.

WHS Surrender Process for Stray Dogs

If the stray dog is found within the City of Winnipeg, please surrender at the Animal Services Agency located at 1057 Logan Avenue or by calling 311.

 

Call WHS Animal Intake at 204-982-2021, option 5 to inquire about the surrender process and explore alternative solutions.

If you surrender the animal to the WHS, you will be asked to submit a behaviour questionnaire. The pet will not be placed on the wait list until the WHS has received and reviewed this questionnaire. Please fill in as much information about the dog’s behaviour as you can. This will assist the WHS in determining the animal’s personality and behaviour traits in the home.

Due to limited space and resources, the dog will be placed on a wait list. The wait period can be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the length of the wait list.

At the time of surrendering an animal (stray or owned) please be ready to show photo identification. Animals must come confined. Dogs should be on a leash or in a crate/carrier. Cats and critters should be confined in a cage/crate/carrier or box with holes for air.

If you live outside the City of Winnipeg, please call your rural municipality/animal control office first.

Surrender fee

There is a surrender fee for animals surrendered to the WHS from outside the City of Winnipeg.

  • Cat or dog (six months or older) – $50 each
  • Mom and litter (cats and dogs) – $100
  • Kitten or puppy (without mom) – $25
  • Kitten or puppy litter (two or more) – $50
  • Critters and birds – $15

Feral or trapped cats and unfriendly cats or dogs will be charged a euthanasia fee of $100 per animal. The animal’s behaviour/temperament will be determined at the time of intake.

After speaking with an Animal Adviser, please complete the appropriate form below: