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Services Lost and Found Animals

Lost And Found Animals

What to do if you’ve lost a pet in Calgary

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Lost dogs and cats who are found within Calgary city limits are taken to the City of Calgary’s Animal Services impound. They do not come to Calgary Humane Society. If you have lost a pet within city limits, check with City of Calgary’s Animal Services.

The City’s impounded dogs and impounded cats databases provide photos and descriptions of found stray dogs and cats. For more information, or to claim a lost pet as your own, call 311.

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Lost Pets Outside Calgary & Lost Exotic Pets

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What to do if You’ve Lost a Pet Outside of Calgary

If you have lost a dog or cat outside of city limits, check our Found Animal Database below. Our Found Animal Database is where we share photos and descriptions of animals who have been admitted to the Calgary Humane Society as found strays.

What to do if You’ve Lost an Exotic Pet

If you have lost an exotic pet such as a bird, reptiles, rodents etc., check our Found Animal Database. All found, stray, exotic pets are brought to Calgary Humane Society, whether they are found within City of Calgary limits or in the surrounding area.

Stray animals may be subject to a boarding and/or redemption fee. The animals posted on this page are not presently available for adoption.

Found Animals Database

If you recognize one of these animals as your lost pet, please contact our Admissions Department at 403-723-6025. If you believe an animal on this page belongs to someone you know, please have them contact us directly.

What to Do if You Have Found A Pet

If you have found an animal you think is a lost pet, there are actions you can take to help them.

Found pets can be taken to any of the emergency clinics in Calgary prior to admittance to either the Calgary Humane Society or Animal Services. Below is a list of all of the emergency clinics in Calgary.

  • Western Veterinary at (403) 770-1340
  • Calgary North Animal Hospital at (403) 277-0135
  • C.A.R.E. Centre at (403) 520-8387
  • McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital at (403) 457-0911
  • Fish Creek 24 Hour Pet Hospital at (403) 873-1700
  • Paramount 24 Hour Animal Hospital (403) 300-9111
  • Alpine 24/7 (403) 212-4008

Lost cat services in Calgary are the responsibility of the City of Calgary Animal Services. If you find a stray cat within city limits, you can bring them to a 24-hour vet clinic or the Animal Services holding facility at 2201 Portland Street SE. If someone has a stray dog or cat contained within their home or yard, you can call 311 and a City of Calgary officer will come to their residence and pick up the animal. This applies to injured or deceased animals as well.

Lost cat services for cats found outside the city are provided by Calgary Humane Society. You can bring any stray cats found outside of the city limits to our location during regular business hours, or a 24-hour vet clinic if outside our hours. If you are bringing a stray animal to the Calgary Humane Society, please call our Admissions Department in advance of your arrival at (403) 723-6025. If the cat appears healthy and not in distress, consider leaving it there and putting up flyers before taking the cat from the area. Post the cat’s photo on lost and found animal websites including YYC Pet Recovery and Kijiji.

Cats that appear to be sick or injured should be brought to a 24-hour veterinary clinic for treatment. If the cat cannot be captured, please report it to the City of Calgary at 311 or (403) 268-2489.

Concerns regarding a cat that is causing a disturbance within city limits should be directed to the City of Calgary at 311 or (403) 268-2489.

Lost dog services in Calgary are the responsibility of the City of Calgary Animal Services. If you find a stray dog within city limits, you can bring them to a 24-hour vet clinic or the Animal Services holding facility at 2201 Portland Street SE. If someone has a stray dog or cat contained within their home or yard, you can call 311 and a City of Calgary officer will come to their residence and pick up the animal. This applies to injured or deceased animals as well.

Lost dog services for dogs found outside the city are provided by Calgary Humane Society. You can bring any stray dogs found outside of the city limits to our location during regular business hours, or a 24-hour vet clinic if outside our hours. If you are bringing a stray animal to the Calgary Humane Society, please call our Admissions Department in advance of your arrival at (403) 723-6025.

Rabbits found at large should be left where they are unless they are visibly injured or have identification such as a tattoo or microchip. If injured please take the rabbit to a 24/hour vet clinic. Calgary Humane Society does not take in stay rabbits.

If you need to surrender a pet please call the Calgary Humane Society Admissions Department at (403) 723-6025. Learn more about our animal surrender process on our Surrender an Animal page.

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