Please be advised that M’Chigeeng First Nation has contracted Rainbow District Animal Services and By-Law Enforcement to provide Animal Control Services on the First Nation.

Stray or nuisance dogs may be reported directly to the Rainbow District Animal Services and By-Law Enforcement by calling 1-800-836-6661 and they will respond to complaints as appropriate.

Starting immediately, they will enforce By-law ­­­­­O1-2023 by conducting patrols and responding to complaints of dogs running at large. The Band by-law allows them to capture and impound any dogs they find at large and not under the control of their owners.

If your animal is impounded you may be required to pay an impound fee of $50.00 and acquire a dog licence before you dog is released. In the event the Animal Control Officer cannot locate the dog’s owners the dog will be transported to their facility in Azilda ON. Additional fees of $30.00 per day the dog is in the Shelter may also be assessed. Dogs not claimed after 3 days (not including Statutory Holidays) may be rehomed or disposed of by the by the Shelter.

All dogs on the First Nation require an annual licence. Acquiring and affixing the licence (dog tag) to your dog will assist the Animal Control Officer in returning your dog to you in the event it is impounded and may prevent you from having to retrieve it at the Shelter in Azilda ON. Reclaiming a dog is the owner’s responsibility, additional fees may be assessed in the event you require the dog to be delivered back to you including any boarding fees that may accrue before your dog is returned on their next visit to the community.

Lost dogs should be reported to Rainbow District Animal Services as soon as possible by calling the Shelter or reporting the dog lost on their website.

Licences are $20.00 and $10.00 for Seniors. They be acquired by download (button below), by visiting the Band Office or by calling Rainbow District Animal Services, or visiting

The Rainbow District Animal Shelter is located at:
411 Agnes St Agnes
Azilda ON P0M 1B0