Animals and Wildlife

Information about dealing with domestic animals (cats and dogs) and wildlife within the city of Red Deer. Learn about animal bylaws and who to call if you have a concern.
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Alberta Animal Services

Alberta Animals Services provides all animal related services in Red Deer, including enforcement of The City’s Dog Bylaw 3429/2009 (pdf) This bylaw allows Alberta Animal Services to work with the citizens of Red Deer to ensure that cats, dogs, their owners and neighbours live together in safety and harmony.

Concerns about domestic animals (cats or dogs) 

  • Barking dogs
  • Aggressive dogs
  • Lost, injured or stray animals
  • Removal of deceased animals

Contact Alberta Animals Services at 403-347-2388 or 1-866-340-2388 or info@albertaanimalservices.ca.

Living with Wildlife

Red Deer is filled with a wealth of plant and animal diversity. Wildlife add to the quality of life that Albertans enjoy and also act as an important indicator of the health of Alberta's environment.

Concerns about wildlife

Dog Licenses

All dog owners in The City of Red Deer must purchase a dog license. Licenses must be renewed annually and are effective from January 1 to December 31. Residents must be at least 18 years old to purchase or renew a dog license.

Animal Bylaws

There are several Bylaws relating to animals in Red Deer:

News & Notices

Public Hearing for supervised ...

December 15, 2017

City Council will hear from citizens on Tuesday, December 19, at a public hearing about six potential sites being considered for supervised consumption services in Red Deer.

Recommended 2018 Operating Budget ...

December 13, 2017

With a focus on sustainability and a significant investment to address community safety for the citizens of Red Deer, the recommended 2018 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining and enhancing quality.

Servus Credit Union to sponsor free...

December 12, 2017

Today, Servus Credit Union with The City of Red Deer affirmed their commitment to accessible recreational opportunities in Red Deer in the form of a free community skate.