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Guelph Humane Society Seeking Owner of Peacock

A resident of Belwood called the Guelph Humane Society at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning (January 14) to report that a stray peacock had come onto her property. The peacock had been seen in the area previously, and the resident was able to contain the peacock under her deck and our Animal Services Officer attended the property and was able to use a net to safely capture the bird and transport him back to the shelter.

The peacock is in healthy condition and is not showing any signs of frost bite.


Peacock are not a wild species and he is likely missing from a hobby farm. Any potential owners are asked to file a lost report to on the Guelph Humane Society’s website Lost and Found – Guelph Humane Society

The peacock is not up for adoption at this point and as per the township’s animal control by-laws, we will be holding the peacock for a stray period of 5 days, after which time we will proceed with our regular adoption process.

He is currently resting comfortably in the Farm Animal Room at the Guelph Humane Society.


GHS has an active farm animal rescue program. The Guelph Humane Society’s Farm Animal Program is able to accommodate a variety of farm animals. While smaller animals stay in our Farm Animal Room (chickens, ducks, pigs), we can also assist with larger animals (horses, cows) through placing in one of our foster farms until adoption, or by connecting with our partnership network.

The team at GHS has named the Peacock Perry for now.

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