If you find a stray dog, there are several steps you can take to help return the animal to the owners:
- Contact 311 for assistance from Animal Care & Control to pick up dogs. If you have any concern about a stray dog's behaviour, this is the best action to take. Licensed dogs will be taken home if possible; otherwise, the animal is admitted to the Animal Care & Control Centre. Licensed pets are entitled to one free ride home every 12 months. If the pet is wearing a licence tag, you may be able to contact the owner yourself. Call 311 for assistance.
- Transport the animal to the Animal Care & Control Centre. The City will search for the owner.
- If the animal is injured, take the animal to the Guardian Veterinary Centre at 5620- 99 Street. Animal Care & Control will pick it up the next day.
If you find a stray cat that needs assistance, there are several steps you can consider depending on the category of cat that you have found.
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Note: Animal Care & Control does not pick up stray cats. Please transport stray cats to the Animal Care & Control Centre. Guardian will not be able to accept found stray animals due to limited capacity.
If you would like to adopt the stray animal, be sure to ask the City for special consideration. If the owner does not claim the animal and it's adoptable, you may be able to adopt it from the Edmonton Humane Society.