Livestock & Deceased Animals

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 the Municipality of Chatham-Kent within 48 hours of discovering the injury or death of the livestock or poultry or discovering damage to beehives. Visit the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website for the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program Guidelines.

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.

Apply for Compensation

If your property is located within Chatham-Kent and you have had livestock or poultry killed or injured by an approved predator, report the situation to the Municipality immediately by calling 519-360-1998 or to allow a Livestock Valuer to investigate.

Livestock Valuer: Kim and Trevor Sonneveld - 519-809-5449 or

Need to report a deceased animal on the road? Create a Service Request online anytime!

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