Open Letter to Residents

Read Commonly Asked Question "What About My Waste"  Click Here

Our new “Waste Hotline” is now active 1-833-360-2454,
as well as the new dedicated email

All inquiries regarding waste matters may now be referred to this phone or email


Please be advised, the waste hotline (1-833-360-2454) is presently experiencing a very high volume of calls. If your call is not being answered and/or you are unable to leave a message please try again later or email your inquiry to We are working diligently to answer and return all calls in a timely manner. Your patience is appreciated.


Calls will be answered between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. However, you are welcome to call the hotline after hours and leave a message. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible.


Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Staying Informed - click a tab to view more details

The County of Annapolis is proud to say we have a safe place to hold cats and dogs that have been found at large from within the County or the two Towns (Annapolis Royal and Middleton).

The County has several arrangements with animal rescue agencies like CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society), SHAID (Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress - South Shore, Nova Scotia), Misfit Manor (Sheltering all dogs, with a focus on special needs dogs), SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to transfer cats and dogs that have been held in our facility for over 72 hours.

Animal Control Officers are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except holidays. Emergency after-hours services for fierce and dangerous or injured animals is available between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. by calling the 902-584-3693 and calls will be checked periodically. Messages may be left outside of regular hours regarding non-emergency matters which will be responded to during regular working hours.

Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control Officers are not available evenings or weekends but if the situation is an emergency (a serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action), please call RCMP and your information will be forwarded to a Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control Officer.

Cruelty concerns/complaints such as abandonment, neglect or abuse must be reported to the Provincial SPCA Office at 902-835-4798 or toll-free 1-888-703-7722 or

If you are missing your dog or cat, our staff will help you get the word out by posting it on our website: and Facebook.

We need your help to keep your animals safe by ensuring that you do not allow your animal to run at large.

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