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

South bank trail closure extended

September 22, 2020

A portion of the south bank trail from Taylor Drive to CPR Pedestrian Bridge, adjacent to the Water Treatment Plant, will remain closed until November 1, 2020 to allow for completion of in-river work.

Mayor Veer denounces violence and racism

September 22, 2020

The City of Red Deer is aware of and shares the public’s strong concerns regarding the escalated protests that occurred in our city this past weekend.

Mayor Veer and Red Deer City Council...

September 21, 2020

The City of Red Deer was notified on August 4, 2020 that Alberta Health Services intends to remove integrated municipal ambulance dispatch service in Red Deer, Lethbridge, Calgary and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and consolidate down to three