Any resident who owns a cat or dog (6 weeks or older) are required to license their animal annually. Once the animal is registered with the Town of Bashaw, the owner is provided a metal license tag to be placed on the collar of their pet. If at any time during the year, the tag is lost, replacement tags can be purchased at the Town Office. If you are new to Town, or acquire a new pet within the year, you are required to license your pet within two weeks.
License renewals are annual.
They must be purchased in the month of January every year regardless of when you previously acquired your pet tag.
Did you know:
- that if your pet is picked up for running at large, injured, etc. we have no means of tracking the owner unless the animal is wearing a current tag?
- that the penalty for failure to obtain a license is guilty of an offence and subject to a fine and license fees double according to the gender of the pet?
To register your animal, please fill out the Animal License Application Form and bring completed form to the Town Office. If you have more than one pet, please fill out ONE form for EACH pet.
Fees for Annual Pet Licenses
January 1st - 31st
Unaltered male or female $35.00
Spayed or neutered $15.00
Tags purchased after these dates are double.
Replacement tags are $5.00
Click Here to view the Cat Bylaw
Click here to view the Dog Bylaw
Are you a responsible Pet Owner? PLEASE READ!!
Alberta Animal Services is the Town of Bashaw service provider. Access to Alberta Animal Services is www.albertaanimalservices.ca.
ALBERTA ANIMAL SERVICES will no longer be investigating, impounding, or housing any animals that are identified as being Abused, Neglected or Abandoned. These matters are dealt with under the Animal Protection Act and as such are a matter for the Alberta SPCA to deal with as they see fit. Should you have any concerns or complaints about any animals that are abused, abandoned, or neglected please contact the Alberta SPCA toll free # 1-800-455-9003.
Effective May 7, 2011 Alberta Animal Services will be open Saturday's from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday's from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and will continue to stay closed during all Statutory Holidays
NOTE OF INTEREST
Town of Bashaw Bylaw Officer is not able to respond to any complaints that are submitted anonymously. Complaints must be filed in person or in writing with a formal signature. All complaints are addressed in a confidential manner and the name of the person reporting the complaint may only be disclosed in the event that the issue requires legal action.
Lost or Found pet?
The Town of Bashaw has expanded their efforts to help reunite lost pets with their families in the community and right across Canada. The Town of Bashaw’s recovery system is Powered by PetLynx – an online service that matches lost and found pet reports. It’s fast, easy and available 24/7.
Get your matches now:
- Post your lost or found report here
- Check back daily for automated matches and follow up immediately
- Print and distribute free posters in your community
- Don’t give up!