Pet Information & Licensing

Animal Licensing Information

The City of Wetaskiwin has an Animal Control Bylaw (PDF) in place stating that all pet owners must register their cats and/or dogs over the age of 12 months with the City of Wetaskiwin. The licensing paperwork must be completed in-person at City Hall (4705 to 50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin). Registration fees can be found below.

Registration Fees

  • Spayed or neutered dog or cat - $25 (one-time fee)
    *A vet record is required to provide proof of your pet's spay/neuter
  • Non-spayed or non-neutered dog or cat - $150 (one-time fee)

Other Fees & Fines

If your pet decides to take an unaccompanied stroll through the neighbourhood and is subsequently taken to the Wetaskiwin Animal Clinic, the following fees will apply when you pick up your cat/dog:


Fee Type
Boarding Fee $15 per day                   
Release Fee - Registered & Spayed/Neutered $25
Release Fee - Unregistered $100


Fee Type
Boarding Fee $20 per day
Release Fee - Registered & Spayed/Neutered $25
Release Fee - Unregistered $100

Lost Pets

All lost pets in the City of Wetaskiwin are housed at the Wetaskiwin Animal Clinic (4735 to 39 Avenue), which, under contract with the City, operates the Wetaskiwin Animal Shelter. You can call them at 780-352-7006.

If you find a lost or stray animal, there are a few ways to return the animal to its owner:

  • If the pet has a City of Wetaskiwin license, call 780-361-4401 to be connected with a Community Peace Officer who will contact the owner.
  • It it is during business hours take the pet to the Wetaskiwin Animal Clinic (4735 to 39 Avenue) and they will contact the City to contact the owner.
  • After normal business hours please call the RCMP Complaint Line at 780-312-7267.
  • If you would like to adopt the animal, be sure to ask for special consideration when reporting it or turning it over to the shelter. If the owner does not reclaim the animal and it is adoptable, you will be considered first for adoption.

If you have lost a pet, follow these steps:

  • Immediately look around your neighbourhood.
  • Visit the Wetaskiwin Animal Clinic to see if your pet has been turned in.
  • Check with our Community Peace Officers (Phone: 780-361-4401) to make sure that the contact information associated with your license is correct. If your pet is licensed and wearing tags, animal services will contact you if your pet is found.
  • The Animal Clinic holds all pets for a minimum of three business days, so be sure to check back regularly.