Welcome to Shelter of Hope Animal Control Services!
WHO ARE WE?
Shelter of Hope is operated by Hamilton Township on behalf of four municipal partners: Town of Cobourg, Municipality of Port Hope, Township of Hamilton and the Township of Alnwick / Haldimand. The facility is governed by a Joint Animal Services Board of Management that is made up of one Municipal Council member from each municipal partner:
The Board may be reached:
- Councillor Gail DeVeau, Town of Cobourg
- Councillor Dave Watson, Municipality of Port Hope
- Councillor Mark Lovshin, Hamilton Township
- Councillor Walter Broegelman, Alnwick / Haldimand Township
c/o Susan C. Dawe, AMCT, BA
The Town of Cobourg
55 King Street West, Cobourg, ON K9A 2M2
The Adoption Clinic is responsible for the planning, coordination, control and direction for the administration and service delivery of animal services and welfare. The service ensures that policies, by-laws and regulations are in place and adhered to for the protection of the public and the welfare of the domestic animals in the community.
The Animal Adoption Clinic and Animal Services operations are governed by the Joint Animal Services Board of Management representing the Corporation of the Town of Cobourg, the Municipality of Port Hope, the Township of Hamilton and the Township of Alnwick / Haldimand.
The Adoption Clinic provides impound services, issuing of dog tags and animal adoption services.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Shelter of Hope Animal Services is committed to the care and well-being of all domestic animals in its care. As an adoption clinic, we endorses and adhere to animal care principles sanctioned by the Canadian Council on Animal Care respective of all relevant Provincial and Federal animal care legislation. Shelter of Hope strives to encourage responsible animal ownership and to provide leadership in the well being and adoption of domestic animals.
We are located midway between Port Hope and Cobourg off highway # 2 at 2363 Theatre Road South (south of Highway # 401). Click here for a map to our location
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Shelter of Hope is operated with one full time Animal Control Services Manager, one part time Animal Control Officer and a host of many volunteers. Hours of operation are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (By appointment only)
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon (By Appointment only)
Sundays and Statutory Holidays: CLOSED
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROTOCOL
All animal services calls shall continue to be dispatched through the Port Hope dispatch phone number at(905) 885-8092.
Animal Services will not respond to calls after 6:00 p.m. during week days or between 6:00 p.m. Friday evening and 9:00 a.m. Monday morning UNLESS dispatched by Port Hope Communications Centre, Police, Fire or equivalent emergency authority. Animal Services DOES NOT include handling urban wildlife.
What Constitutes an Emergency?
1) A seriously injured stray dog or cat, that requires immediate veterinary care, with no identification tag AND no owner present;
2) A potentially rabid animal that HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH HUMANS OR YOUR PET. If there is no human or pet contact, the matter will be referred to the Animal Services Manager for follow up during regular shelter hours. Animals with suspected rabies or disease will require a minimum 10 day quarantine at the adoption clinic when ordered under the authority of the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit ((905) 885-9100).
ONLY IF THE EMERGENCY FITS THIS PROTOCOL, WILL AN ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER BE DISPATCHED. All other calls will be re-routed to the Animal Services Manager for follow up during regular business hours (as posted above).
INJURED OWNED ANIMALS: Owners will be advised to contact their veterinary clinic.