Animals in the City
Animals in Nanaimo, such as dogs and livestock, are regulated by the Licencing and Control of Animals Bylaw
. You can find the fines, impound fees and offences related to animals in the bylaw as well.
If you need a licence for your dog, see Getting a Dog Licence.
Nanaimo has a number of Off-Leash Dog Parks to enjoy.
Nanaimo Animal Control
Located at 1260 Nanaimo Lakes Road, the Nanaimo Animal Control officers enforce the Animal Control Bylaw as well as operate the Pound & Adoption Centre for the City of Nanaimo.
To report an incident occurring in the City of Nanaimo please call 250-616-0233. For after hours emergencies listen to the recorded message for instructions
For animal control in the Regional District of Nanaimo please call Coastal Animal Services at 1-888-754-1397
For more information regarding animals within the City of Nanaimo, please visit their website at Nanaimo Animal Control
Cruelty to Animals Contact
BC SPCA Cruelty Hotline