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 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

Final quarter crime statistics...

February 23, 2017

Red Deer’s 2016 crime statistics, coupled with an update on the 2016-2017 Annual Policing Plan (APP), show a slight decrease in persons crimes, while property crimes continue to drive the overall increase in Criminal Code offenses...

Call for nominations for Mayor’s ...

February 21, 2017

There is only one week left to nominate someone for a Mayor’s Recognition Award, which celebrates outstanding contributions to our community.

Council approves utility rate changes

February 21, 2017

At this evening’s regular Council Meeting, Council passed Third Reading of changes to the Utility Bylaw that will see rate changes effective March 1, 2017.