Brown cattle with tagged ears

The Corporate Services Department processes claims for damages (killed or injured) to livestock caused by wildlife as outlined in the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program.

Damage claims are referred to the Corporate Services Department or one of the Municipality's Livestock Valuers within 48 hours of discovering the incident. All claims will be inspected by the Municipality's Livestock Valuer who will provide a report. The Municipality is responsible for claims where wildlife has killed or injured the livestock or poultry.

The Valuer is responsible to investigate claims and determine the type of predator that is responsible.

The Valuer completes a detailed written report of his/her findings and submits a copy to the Municipal Clerk and the owner. Within the report is the amount of compensation in accordance with the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program valuation table.

Who to contact:

For information, please contact:

Daphne Livingstone, Manger of Legislative Services / Deputy Clerk
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON
905-885-4544, Ext. 2234, or by email

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
p: 1.877.424.1300
ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca