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Animal Licensing Renewal Date Moves to January for 2021
Animal licensing renewals will be moving away from the staggered-month approach put in place in 2014 and back to a simple, annual payment to be made every January.
At the time, the staggered-month approach was seen as a solution to better manage the administrative functions that came with managing the Town’s over 4000 (per 2014) animal licenses.
As Cochrane continues to thrive and grow, bringing more families with more pets (now over 6000), it is in the Town and residents’ best interest to move back to a simple payment plan.
This year, pet owners will receive their licence renewals in their assigned month as usual, however they will be prorated to the end of the calendar year. In December 2020, pet owners can expect to receive a renewal notice for 2021. This is to be paid by January 31, 2021.
For questions about your account or the licensing schedule, please call 403-851-2500, or use the Contact form below.
All other Animal Services questions or concerns can be directed to Municipal Enforcement at 403-851-2532.
If you experience technical issues with your account, please wait for 2-3 business days. Please contact us if the issue persists.
All dogs and cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence. Review the Animal Bylaw, which outlines the authority for licensing, regulation and control of animals within the Town of Cochrane. To obtain a dog or cat licence, call 403-851-2500 or visit our administrative offices at the Cochrane RancheHouse (101 RancheHouse Road) during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). Register with the Town and renew the licence online.
Dogs must wear a current Town licence at all times when off their owner’s property. A dog licence allows animal services to return your missing dog quickly. It also lets strangers know that your pooch is not a stray and wants to be reunited with his or her family.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your cat healthy and safe is to prevent it from roaming at large in Cochrane. Cats that roam can easily become lost; a licence will ensure a swift reunion should your cat become lost.
|Dog - male / female unaltered||$70*|
|Dog - neutered male / spayed female||$35*|
|Dog - male / female under the age of six months when licence purchased||$35*|
|Cat - male / female unaltered||$40|
|Cat - neutered male / spayed female||$15|
|Second impoundment (within one year)||$75|
|Third impoundment (within one year)||$100|
|Fourth and subsequent impoundment (within one year)||$125|
|Care and subsistence each full day of impoundment (not including intake or release date)||$15|
|Veterinary services||Amount Expended|
As incurred, animals impounded for three days or more will be given vaccinations.