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

Red Deer supports fiscal framework AUMA

September 25, 2020

The City of Red Deer supported The City of Edmonton in its resolution for a new financial framework that would better serve municipalities, which was presented at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Annual (Virtual) Conference yesterday.

Westerner Park forensic audit results to

September 25, 2020

At a Special Council meeting on September 29, City Council will receive and review a report outlining the results of a forensic audit of Westerner Park.

A new organizational structure

September 25, 2020

Effective October 1, 2020, The City of Red Deer will reduce the number of divisions reporting to the Office of the City Manager from five to three as part of current structural changes taking place within the organization.