Licensing Your Pet
We do everything we can to return lost pets to their families. Licensed pets, however, have a much better chance of being returned to their owners. If a dog or cat is not wearing a license it makes it very difficult to locate the owner. If no one claims the dog or cat within 72 hours the animal becomes eligible for adoption to a new, caring family.
Lethbridge Animal Shelter and Lethbridge Pets
The City of Lethbridge contracts Community Animal Services to operate the Lethbridge Animal Shelter.
Community Animal Services provides animal control, bylaw enforcement, and shelter management. Their team strives to create and maintain communities that are safe and clean for both people and pets. The Lethbridge Animal Shelter provides care to found stray cats and dogs and facilitates the adoption of pets that go unclaimed.
Through partnerships with rescue groups and like-minded community organizations, they act as a hub for responsible pet ownership education, community support programs, and public services.
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5W3
403 320 4099
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays
Concerns about barking dogs, aggressive dogs, the removal of a deceased dog or cat, or lost, injured or stray animals can also be directed to the Lethbridge Animal Shelter.
Lethbridge Wildlife and the Nature Centre
Lethbridge is home to many interesting animals that you may encounter while living here. It is not uncommon to see deer, porcupines, skunks,
marmots and western painted turtles! A variety of seasonal birds including pelicans and brown thrashers, complement the year-round resident birds. Throughout the year Lethbridge is home to more than 300 species of birds! To learn more about Lethbridge's wild things visit the Helen Schuler Nature Centre's website.
Concerns about wildlife such as coyotes and deer can be directed to Alberta Fish and Wildlife at: 403 381 5266
The Animal Welfare Committee acts as an advisory committee to City Council on issues relating to animal welfare in the City of Lethbridge. They also oversee two grants: