If you have lost livestock or poultry to certain animal predators, you may be entitled to seek compensation under the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. Through this provincial program, compensation may be paid to owners for the cost of livestock/poultry killed or injured by coyotes and other approved predators. Livestock owners must notify their municipality within 48 hours of discovering the injury or death of livestock or poultry, or discovering damage to beehives.
Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program Guidelines
Further information about the program can be found at:
Farmers must have a valid Farm Business Registration (FBR) Number and Premises Identification (PID) Number to be eligible for the program.
Call 1-888-247-4999 for information about obtaining an FBR number. Call 1-855-697-7743 about obtaining a PID Number.
To apply for compensation:
If your property is located in Chatham-Kent and you have had livestock or poultry killed or injured by an approved predator, report the situation to the Municipality immediately to allow a Livestock Valuer to investigate:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-360-1998
Livestock Valuers' contact information:
Kim and Trevor Sonneveld at 519.809.5449 or email@example.com