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Lost pets/Animal shelter

Dogs and cats found within the city of Airdrie limits with or without ID should be taken to the Alberta Pound and Rescue Centres, APARC, or if after hours, the closest veterinary clinic.


The following animals should be taken to the Cochrane Humane Society or the Calgary Humane Society :

  • Cats or dogs found outside Airdrie city limits
  • Exotic animals (birds, reptiles, etc...)
  • Surrendered or abandoned animals

If you are unable to take the animal to either humane society, the following veterinary centres will accept on behalf of the Cochrane and Area Humane Society :

If the dog has City of Calgary dog tags, call the City of Calgary at 311.

If you are in the MD of Rocky View outside the annexed area, call 403.230.1401 during regular office hours.

The City of Airdrie has collaborated with a non-profit organization, Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre (APARC), to help reunite lost pets with their owners and give homeless animals a new forever home.

APARC Airdrie provides the following services:

  • Animal Licensing
  • Animal Adoptions - please visit their Facebook, Adoptive Animals
  • Impound services (Municipal Enforcement and RCMP)
  • Public drop off and pick up - please call for appointment at 403-768-0274, ext.2
  • Cat trap rentals
  • Animal welfare education