Injured Animals, Wildlife & Animal Cruelty or Abuse

We do not have jurisdiction in issues involving wildlife or animal cruelty. We can assure compliance to basic standards of animal care required under the Animal Care and Control Bylaw No. 4240, 2011 (sec. 17), but the Provincial SPCA Cruelty Investigators are responsible for the enforcement of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Wildlife issues are the responsibility of the BC Conservation Officer Service. To report:

  • After hours injured domestic animals, call the EMERGENCY SPCA at 604-879-7343
  • Abused animals or animal cruelty, call the BC SPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline toll-free at 1-855-6BC-SPCA (1-855-622-7722)
  • Wildlife concerns (such as issues with bears or deer) or injured wildlife, call the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP)
  • Injured wild animals (raccoons, baby birds, etc.) contact Critter Care 604-530-2064 or Wildlife Rescue Association at 604-526-7275

Pests: Bats, Raccoons, Skunks, etc.

The Coquitlam Animal Shelter is unable to assist you with any wildlife or pest issue and the Shelter cannot accept any wildlife. Please do not bring any wildlife (skunks, raccoons, bats, etc) to the Animal Shelter. For information on dealing with Wildlife or Pests, visit our management pages or contact a pest control company for assistance. We cannot trap or provide assistance in trapping any animal. Should you find a deceased wild animal, you may call us to remove the remains.



Coquitlam Animal Shelter

Phone: 604-927-7387 (604-927-PETS)
Fax: 604-927-7388
Email: animalshelter@coquitlam.ca
500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7B6
(Turn West off Mariner Way on Service Centre Driveway, just North of Austin Avenue)

Coquitlam Bylaw & Animal Services

Phone: 604-927-7387
Fax: 604-927-7388
Email: bylaw_enforcement@coquitlam.ca