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

Council sets local policing priorities f

October 26, 2020

After consulting with the community, City Council has set their policing priorities for the next two years. The priorities were formally adopted at today’s regular Council meeting and will be implemented by the Red Deer RCMP.

Mayors united in calling on...

October 20, 2020

For the health and safety of all Albertans, the Mayors of Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo call on Premier Kenney and those in his Cabinet and Caucus to overturn the decision made by the Minister of Health to cons

Mayor Veer on behalf of Council

October 20, 2020

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer and Central Health Zone rose over the past week, which is concerning, especially considering how low they were the week before. As a community, we need to continue to be diligent in ensuring we limit the spre