There is always something new at Animal & Bylaw Services.
Cat Trap rentals resume April 29
Cat traps humanely catch cats roaming off their owner’s property. Trapped cats are then brought into the Animal Services Centre to be impounded for violating the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. If a cat is frequently coming onto your property and talking to the cat’s owner has not resolved the issue, you may consider using a cat trap (either borrowed from Animal & Bylaw Services or your own cat trap that has been approved by a peace officer).
Cat trap rentals will resume April 29. Please visit the Cat Traps page for more information on how to rent a cat trap from Animal & Bylaw Services.
Alpha House visits the Animal Services Centre
In February, clients from Calgary’s Alpha House took time to come to the Animal Services Centre to learn more what we do and how we care for our animals that are up for adoption.
This is the second group of caring individuals from Alpha House who have made the time to spend with our animals, get a tour of our facility and find out about the work of Animal & Bylaw Services.
It was a great afternoon full of kitty cuddling, dog petting, questions and learning. Not only did the animals love it, we are pretty sure our visitors did too.
Thanks to Jill from Alpha House for facilitating the visits. We loved having you!
City of Calgary Pets mobile app receives major upgrade
Animal & Bylaw Services has launched a major update to its popular City of Calgary Pets mobile app. It is now even easier to view adoptable cats and dogs, as well as find lost pets that have been impounded at the Animal Services Centre from wherever you are using your smartphone or mobile device.
The upgrade includes valuable new features such as an interactive map of off-leash areas and emergency veterinary clinics across the city, as well as the ability to share animal profiles with friends and family using email, Facebook or Twitter. The mobile application promotes responsible pet ownership and provides information on licensing for cats and dogs and pet adoption. The City of Calgary Pets App is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry and Android users. Download this FREE app today!
Animal & Bylaw Services
2011 Annual Report
Animal & Byalw Services has released their 2011 Annual Report.
Alina and Clare’s Project of Peace
Alina and Clare from St. Philip Fine Arts School walked into the Animal Services Centre in January and presented us with a gift for the animals! They had been tasked with a school project (The Shalom Project) for which they needed to do something to help create peace in the world. The decision was easy for them. They would raise money to help the lost and stray cats and dogs being cared for at the City’s animal shelter.
They got to work and made bracelets and necklaces and sold them for a dollar apiece. They sold them at school and in two different communities. Before they knew it, they had more than tripled their goal!
After delivering their donation, they got to spend some time with the staff at the Animal Services Centre in order to learn more about the work we do and the work of Animal & Bylaw Services in Calgary’s communities.
Thank you so much, Alina and Clare. You are great examples of caring Calgarians!