The Town of Mount Royal has an agreement with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) regarding most services involving wild animals, whether injured, stray or dead, performed in the Town. Other resources are nevertheless available to residents.
The SPCA (514-735-2711) provides free advice, especially in the area of prevention.
You can report strange or aggressive behaviour by a wild animal to Services Québec at 514-644-4545 or 1-800-363-1363.
Let us first point out that squirrels are not fond of cayenne pepper, skunks and ground hogs de not enjoy the scent of ammonia, and raccoons hate light and noise.
With a $100 security deposit, residents may borrow a cage from the SPCA (514-735-2711) if they make the request.
The SPCA can also send an agent to remove a raccoon or skunk, for example, from a residence.
Human Wildlife Control Inc. (514-395-4555 or 1-877-222-9453) also provides removal services. It is recommended to ask for service costs before any request for removal.
Please note that wildlife is protected under the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (R.S.Q., Chapter C61.1). Employing professionals in the field of wildlife control is highly recommended.
The best way to deter undesirable animal is to make sure that household waste is contained in tightly closed garbage containers. It is also helpful to wait until collection day before putting out the garbage.
Naturally, taming wild animals such as squirrels by feeding them must also be avoided. Wildbird feeders can sometimes attract small rodents.
You can also prevent animals from building a home under balconies, verandas and garden sheds by blocking their access appropriately.
Wild animals found dead on private or public property may be picked up by the SPCA (514-735-2711).
It is not recommended to handle a dead bird or any other dead animal without minimum protection: gloves, plastic bag, hand washing, etc.