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Concerns with cats

We can help you address cat concerns in your community. Calgary bylaw is cats must be confined to the owner's property.

  • Roaming cats are a community nuisance; they dig in gardens or defecate on neighbour’s property​.
  • Outdoor cats kill thousands of songbirds each year. This greatly impacts our city’s biodiversity and natural health.
  • Keeping your cat in your yard keeps it safer from traffic, wildlife, poisons, diseases, frostbite, dehydration and abuse from humans.

Talk to the cat's owner

Do you know who owns the cat? If you're comfortable, talk to the owner first. Most times, a conversation with your neighbour can resolve challenges without City intervention.

Cat trap program suspended

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, we have currently suspended our cat trap program for both City-owned and private traps. At this time we would ask that if you see a cat roaming off its owner’s property and it appears healthy, you leave it be. This will allow us to limit the number of people coming into Animal Services, both to borrow traps and to drop off trapped cats. In addition, the traps must be disinfected between uses and this consumes staffing time and resources that we need to maintain other services.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work to maintain a safe environment at Animal Services for both the pets and our staff.​​​


Impounded cats

Cats currently impounded at the Animal Services Centre. ​

Responsible pet ownership

​Pets and owners, living in harmony.

Wildlife concerns

​Concerns about dangerous, abandonded, injured or nuisance wildlife.

Contact us

​Questions or concerns? Give us a call or come down and visit.

Help us reunite impounded pets with their owners in our Animal Services Facebook Group.