Mississauga Animal Services
...helping people and pets live together in safety and harmony.
In Mississauga the Dog Owners' Liability Act is enforced by Animal Services and the Region of
Peel Police Department. Each reported dog bite case will be investigated on an individual
basis to determine what steps are necessary to ensure public safety.
Dog Owners' Liability Act
Anyone who is bitten or attacked by a dog may seek compensation for damages caused by the
bite or attack. This is a civil/legal matter and Animal Services is not involved in this
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE BITTEN
Flush the wound immediately with warm soapy water. Seek medical attention as soon as
possible. Report the incident to Mississauga Animal Services.
REPORTING A DOG BITE
In accordance with Provincial health regulations and to ensure public safety all dog bites
should be reported to Mississauga Animal Services by calling 905-896-5858 or Peel Police at
- Your name, address, phone number
- Dog owner's name, address, phone number
- Witnesses name, address, phone number
- Time and Date of incident
- Location of incident
- Details of the incident
PROVIDING A WRITTEN STATEMENT
Victims and witnesses may be asked to provide a written statement. The witness statement
should be a fact-based account of the reported incident explaining who, what, when, where and
how. Photos are acceptable provided the photographers signature and the date the photo
was taken is recorded on the back of each photo.