Community Animal Services - Care & Control is the contracted service provider responsible for animal control and related bylaw enforcement to the City of Lethbridge. We operate the City of Lethbridge Animal Shelter which provides care and housing of stray cats and dogs from the community and, acts as a resource hub for responsible pet ownership programs and services.

Community Animal Services provides the following services to the citizens of Lethbridge and their pets;

  • Housing and care of found stray pets.

  • Response to animal control complaints.

  • Adoption of cats and dogs.

  • Pet Licensing services

  • Community support and education programs.


Promote responsible pet ownership through education, community support, enforcement, and public service.


Communities that are safe, happy, and healthy for people and pets.





Community Animal Services employs sworn Enforcement Officers who are appointed under the Municipal Government Act to investigate offenses and enforce animal-related bylaws; they are considered Peace Officers in the execution of their duties. Our team works varied schedules 7 days a week in order to respond to animal control-related complaints, pick up stray dogs and assist local Police, Fire and Emergency Services, the Alberta SPCA, and Alberta Sheriffs Fish and Wildlife. Our team holds memberships with the National Animal Care and Control Association and the Alberta Municipal Enforcement Association. All staff participate in ongoing continuing education and training programs.