Who we are
The PEI Humane Society is the Island’s only Shelter for homeless, injured, lost, and abused companion animals. We are a not-for- profit organization that assists over 1800 companion animals each year with no operational funding from any level of government. Our Charitable Donor Number is 11910 3133 RP0001
What we do
We provide a number of companion animal protection services:
- an adoption program to place companion animals into new homes
- lost and found services to reunite lost pets with their owners
- 24 hour response for animals in distress
- investigation and complaints (771 in 2009/.2010)
- enforcing legislation and by-laws for animal control
Over 1,000 companion animals were adopted into loving homes in 2010. When deciding to place a companion animal into our adoption program we look at a number of factors: behaviour, temperament, age, and health. Our Adoption Counsellor is on hand to help adoptive families find their best match and make sure that the animal’s new home is the right one.
The PEI Humane Society operates a 24 hour emergency service for injured animals. Call 902 892-1191 and leave a message. Please be sure to give us this information:
Your name, address, telephone number.
The location of the emergency.
As many details about the animal as you can.
Our on-call Animal Protection Officer will respond as quickly as possible.
Depending on the situation and severity of any injuries, our Animal Protection Officer will take the animal to the Atlantic Veterinary College or the PEI Humane Society shelter.
The PEI Humane Society enforces the PEI Companion Animal Protection Act, which came into force on June 8, 2002. We treat all calls reporting cruelty and/or abuse in complete confidence. We do not disclose caller’s details. To report cruelty and abuse of non-companion animals please contact the Department of Agriculture 902 368-4880.
Animal control bylaws are a common sense approach to encouraging responsible pet ownership (link to Useful Information and by-laws).
Pets that are healthy, microchipped, spayed/neutered, properly trained, socialized and kept under control are seldom a cause of conflict. Some pet owners are unaware or neglectful of their responsibilities towards their pets. They may allow their pets to annoy neighbours or harass wildlife or livestock. This can result in dog bites, threats to people or animals, damage or contamination of property, pet overpopulation, abuse or neglect of animals and other consequences.
The solution involves effective legislation and education that encourage Responsible Pet Guardianship.
The PEI Humane Society enforces animal control bylaws in the following municipalities of Prince Edward Island:
- Murray River
- Lower Montague
To find out if you live in a municipality with Animal Control Bylaws, call your municipal office, or the PEI Humane Society. Ask for a copy of the animal control bylaw in your area.
Many municipalities do not have animal control bylaws. The PEI Humane Society will send a model animal control bylaw to your community council and will speak to your council about the benefits of animal control.
The PEI Dog Act is provincial legislation which applies to dog owners who live in unincorporated, rural communities in Prince Edward Island. To find out if you live in a rural area covered by the PEI Dog Act, call the PEI Humane Society.
Responsible Pet Guardianship
See our Pet Care page to learn more about caring for your pet.