Animal Control is currently being looked after by the local SPCA. Please call 902-893-7968 to speak with a by-law officer.
Questions and Complaints within Colchester County
When filing a complaint please note you are required to provide your name, address and phone number.
Provide the following details because they are important to the investigation of any complaint:
- the nature of the complaint
- civic address of the dog owner
- the date(s) and time(s) the alleged infraction(s) took place
Municipality of Colchester Courthouse
1 Church Street
Regular business hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
For evening and/or weekend emergencies, your call will be forwarded to an answering service, who will contact the By-law Enforcement Officer.
Animal Control Complaints within the Town of Truro
As of June 1, 2016, the Municipality of Colchester no longer offers animal control services to the Town of Truro. Contact Truro Police Dispatch at 902-895-5351 for complaints within the Town of Truro.
Animal Abuse, Abandonment and Neglect
Small Domestic Animals (Cats, Dogs, etc.)
If you suspect that domestic animals are being mistreated please contact the Provincial SPCA at: 1-888-703-7722
Any Farm Animal (Horses, Cattle, etc.)
If you suspect that livestock are being mistreated, please contact the Nova Scotia Department of Environment: Farm Animal Welfare at:
Phone: 1-877-9ENVIRO (1-877-936-8476)
Website: Farm Animal Welfare