Community Pet Food Bank

This program provides temporary assistance with supplies such as food and litter to pet owners who are navigating difficult financial times. The program is run solely on donations of supplies from the public. Donations of dry and wet dog or cat food, as well as cat litter, can be dropped off at the Lethbridge Animal Shelter (2405 41 St N) during business hours.

Those looking to access assistance can call 403-320-4099.

Spay and neuter subsides

The City of Lethbridge provides annual funding to the No-Kill Animal Association of Lethbridge (NOKA) which facilitates a spay/neuter assistance program for low-income pet owners within the City of Lethbridge.

To apply for financial assistance call or text 403-327-6652.

Pet safekeeping

The One Family Welfare Program through the Alberta SPCA may be able to help with emergency pet boarding. This program is in place to provide safe housing to pet owners fleeing situations of domestic violence or experiencing an emergency crisis. To learn more about this program, visit

To access assistance call 780-447-3600 ext 3750

Animal welfare funding programs

The City of Lethbridge Animal Welfare Advisory Committee oversees the applications for grant funding opportunities. There are currently two grants available;

  • Funding for local Animal Rescue Organizations

  • Funding to Manage Feral Cat Colonies

For more information and to access the grant applications, click here.