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.
Animals and Wildlife deer photo

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 

Alberta Animal Services – Animal Complaint Form

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

City Council votes to table Westerner...

April 22, 2021

At today’s meeting, City Council tabled administration’s recommendations surrounding the financial support and agreement for Westerner Park pending further information.

Rising cases, outbreaks continue

April 22, 2021

With Red Deer nearing its highest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic was originally declared in March 2020, The City of Red Deer is reminding citizens to protect themselves and others by following provincial health guidelines and restrictions.

Mayor Veer statement on passing

April 22, 2021

“It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Don Holloway, Red Deer’s 2020 Honorary Senior Citizen of the year and one of our city’s last known living veterans of the Korean War.