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Impounded cats

The impounded cats listed below have been found running at large in their communities, a violation under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. A cat running at large creates safety issues for the public and for the cat. These impounded cats are currently sheltered at the Animal Service Centre.

Impounded cats with identification, such as a licence tag, a legible tattoo or a readable microchip with up-to-date information, are held for ten (10) days. Impounded cats without identification are held for four (4) days. If these cats are not claimed by their owners within this time, they undergo health and behavioural assessments, and if deemed adoptable will then become available for adoption by the public.

We list adoptable cats on our adoptable cat web page and our City of Calgary Pets Mobile Application (a free download which allows Calgarians to view impounded and adoptable cats and dogs on their mobile device).  

Impound fees and keep fees

To encourage dog owners to claim their dogs as soon as possible, keep fees will not be charged until the second day of impoundment.
​Animal ​Fee

Dog and Cat impound fee

​$43.00 + GST

Dog keep fee, per day

​$28.00 + GST

Cat keep fee, per day

​$21.00 + GST

Impounded Cats