What happens if Animal Services picks up my pet?
Animal Services officers impound pets found running at large. If the animal is wearing identification, officers will attempt to take him or her home. If the animal does not have a current licence, or the owner information in our system is not up-to-date, or if there is no one over 18 years of age at home to accept the animal, he or she will be taken to the animal shelter.

Upon your pet's arrival at the shelter, Animal Services will check for a tattoo, microchip and overall health. If the animal has a tattoo or other identification, and the name and address of the owner are known, he or she is held for 10 days, during which time every effort is made to contact the owners. Animals that are not picked up within 10 days are turned over to the Cochrane and Area Humane Society.

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1. What should I do if my pet is lost?
2. I have lost my pet, but I don’t live in Cochrane, who can I contact?
3. When does my dog require a licence?
4. How much does a dog licence cost?
5. Does my cat need to be licenced within the Town of Cochrane?
6. Why does my cat need a licence?
7. What if my cat never goes outside?
8. How much does a cat licence cost?
9. What does an animal licence pay for?
10. How can I purchase a licence for my dog or cat?
11. If I move does my information automatically change?
12. If my dog or cat is no longer in my care or deceased, do I have to let anyone know?
13. What happens if Animal Services picks up my pet?
14. Does Cochrane have a dog off-leash area?
15. What are my responsibilities when I am out with my dog?
16. All dogs bark, why can’t my dog bark?
17. What should I do if I get a dog bite?
18. Why aren't cats allowed outside?
19. What should I do if my neighbour's cat is being a nuisance?