What is the definition of a stray dog or cat?
Any dog or cat that wanders into a roadway, park, coulee, or private property (other than the property of its owner) is considered to be a stray.
What should I do if I lose my dog or cat?
Please contact the Lethbridge Animal Shelter at 403 320 4099. To help us find your pet we ask that you provide a detailed description, photo (if available), dog license number and any tattoo or microchip information. Additionally, you may want to contact the Lethbridge Humane Society at 403 320 8991 and local veterinary clinics.
How does the Lethbridge Animal Shelter identify a lost dog or cat?
Our number one goal is to unite a lost dog or cat with its owner. By looking at a dog or cat’s license, tattoo, microchip and other identifiable markings we hope to return it to its owner as quickly as possible.
What should I do if I find a stray dog or cat?
Remember that the dog or cat may be scared and confused. For your safety you may not want to approach an unknown animal. Instead call the Lethbridge Animal Shelter at 403 320 4099 to request a pick-up or ask for advice on your next steps.
When can I bring a stray dog or cat into the Lethbridge Animal Shelter?
The Lethbridge Animal Shelter is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please feel free to bring the stray dog or cat into the shelter during these times. Additionally, visitors are invited to stop by during these hours to see the dogs and cats that we have available for adoption.
What should I do if the dog or cat is injured?
Our Animal Control Officers are trained to be able to help an injured dog or cat. If the dog or cat is injured contact the Lethbridge Animal Shelter at 403 320 4099 to request a pick-up or ask for advice.
Can I keep a stray dog or cat?
Our number one goal is to unite a lost dog or cat with its owner. For this reason we would encourage you to bring the stray dog or cat into the Lethbridge Animal Shelter. If we cannot identify a dog or cat’s owner within 72 hours they will become available for adoption.
Why should I license my dog?
Having your dog licensed is the best way to help us return your him/her to you. If a dog is not wearing a license it may make it more difficult to locate the owner.
Lethbridge Animal Shelter
2405 41st Street North
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5W3
403 320 4099
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.