London Ontario needs a pro-active, caring, non-profit model for our animal companions.
  • Petitioning Joe Fontana

This petition will be delivered to:

Joe Fontana
Ward 1 Councillor
Bud Polhill
Ward 2 Councillor
Bill Armstrong
Ward 3 Councillor
Joe Swan
Ward 4 Councillor
Stephen Orser
Ward 5 Councillor
Joni Baechler
Ward 6 Councillor
Nancy Branscombe
Ward 7 Councillor
Matt Brown
Ward 8 Councillor
Paul Hubert
Ward 9 Councillor
Dale G. Henderson
Ward 10 Councillor
Paul Van Meerbergen
Ward 12 Councillor
Harold Usher
Ward 13 Councillor
Judy Bryant
Ward 14 Councillor
Sandy White
Ward 11 Councillor
Denise Brown

London Ontario needs a pro-active, caring, non-profit model for our animal companions.

    1. Concerned London Taxpayers
    2. Petition by

      Concerned London Taxpayers

      London, Canada


Currently, London’s Animal services are being provided by a for-profit corporation that receives 2.36 million per year from the city (City Budget 2013). As well, they are provided vehicles and insurance paid for by the city. 

In London in 2012, 1219 lost, homeless and wild animals were killed (on average, over 3 animals killed every day), 1436 animals in 2011, and 1516 in 2010. Many of these pets had only minor medical conditions, or no medical problems at all (City Minutes Date Sept 9, 2013 Stated by Orest Katolyk - ogk(at), Chief, Municipal Law Enforcement Services).

The Humane Society of London Ontario does not take in any lost or homeless pets from the city of London and instead only takes surrendered pets for a fee or pets from investigations.  They also investigate cruelty cases (as stated by Humane Society).

Many cities in Canada have Animal Welfare Services that are non-profit some examples are Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Regina, Guelph and others.


We, Taxpayers of London, Ontario request that Mayor Joe Fontana change our current animal welfare services (lost or homeless dogs and cats and fair by-law enforcement).  


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    Reasons for signing

    • Dawn Moore TORONTO, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      animals should be treated humanely

    • Tanya Morin LONDON, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      I believe that all animals deserve a second chance no matter what the circumstances are!

    • Rhonda Macaulay LONDON, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      London needs a no-kill and not-for-profit animal shelter. ACC has been on the city payroll for long enough.

      • 5 months ago

      Because, the past animal control/humane societies are just in it for the monetary

    • Beverley Monchamp NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      The city should be ensuring that there is proper care for these defenseless animals. The current system is totally out of date and needs to be amended for all the reasons named in this petition.


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