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ANIMAL LICENSING
 
All dog or cat owners in the Town of Didsbury are required to purchase an animal license. Licenses must be purchased annually and are valid from January 1 to December 31 of the current year.

It's time to renew your pet license for the 2020 year! Licenses are available at the Town Office starting January 4. If you license your pet during the month of January, you will pay $15.00 for altered pets and $35.00 for unaltered pets. A savings of $5.00 off the regular price.  


Cats 
Dogs 


LOST AND MISSING PETS

The Town of Didsbury Municipal Enforcement provides animal control duties for the Town of Didsbury and Mountain View County. Like us on Facebook to stay informed on any lost or missing pets picked up in the Town of Didsbury. If you do not see your pet there, please call 403.335.7727 to make a lost pet report and if your animal is turned in or found by us, we will make every effort to contact you. Please be aware that pet identification such as tattoos, microchips, and tags greatly increase our ability to reunite you with your pet.

To inquire about a missing pet or report an animal that you have found, contact Town of Didsbury Animal Control at 403.335.7727 during regular business hours.  After hours or weekends please call the Town of Didsbury at 403.335.2030 and follow the automated messaging system.

 

ADOPTION

If you are are interested in adopting a dog or cat from our facility, please email the Town of Didsbury Municipal Enforcement or call Animal Control at 403.335.7727. Please leave your name and a contact number that you can be reached for consideration. Also, if you have a preference for what type of pet you would like to adopt, feel free to detail that on your email.


HUMANE CAT TRAPS

Humane cat trapping is ONLY permitted in the Town of Didsbury between the months of May and October. If you own your own cat trap, we ask that you please refrain from using them outside of those months. If you are experiencing an issue with an animal outside of May-October, please call Didsbury Animal Control at 403-335-7727.

The Town of Didsbury has three cat traps available for lease to Town Residents for the trapping of cats.

Residents who lease the traps MUST abide by Town of Didsbury Policy #2006 Trapping of Cats. A $100.00 deposit is required payable by cheque or by cash and will be returned once the trap is returned to the Town in good working condition.

Cat traps are typically leased out on a regular basis so there is no guarantee of obtaining a trap the same day you request one. If a trap is not available your name will be put on a waiting list. When a trap becomes available you will be contacted by the Animal Control Officer. As per the Town of Didsbury Cat Trapping Policy #2006, Section #7, if the resident owns their own cat trap and catches a cat it is their responsibility to transport the cat for impound at their own expense.