All cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence. One of the most important things you can do to keep your cat healthy is to prevent it from roaming at-large.
Even if your cat is already tattooed or microchipped, a Town licence is an essential form of traceable identification. An annual licence renewal gives owners an opportunity to update contact information, making sure their cat can be returned safely should they become lost.
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Enlist the help of friends and family to search the neighbourhood. Ask them to carry cell phones so they can contact you when they find your pet. Contact neighbours, local vet clinics and other animal shelters to ask if they have seen your pet. To find out if your pet is at the animal shelter, call 403-851-2532 to arrange an appointment to view impounded animals. Place a lost pet report on Petlynx. If necessary, make posters with your pet’s picture to put up around your neighbourhood.
Depending on where you live, you must contact the County or Municipal District in which you reside. You can also contact the Cochrane and Area Humane Society at 403-932-2072 to see if your pet has been brought in. If you have internet access, you can create a lost report for your animal at Petlynx.
Yes, all cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence. Licences can be purchased at the Cochrane RancheHouse at 101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane (cash, debit, VISA and MasterCard) or by phone at 403-851-2500 (VISA and MasterCard). Cat licences can also be purchased online once you fill out a registration form.
- Reunite lost cats and dogs with their owners- Shelter and feed lost cats and dogs- Deliver public education programs- Help neighbours resolve their animal-related conflicts- Provide emergency care to cats and dogs for injured animals- Waste bag dispenser program on our pathway systems- Online animal search- Free trip home with active license
Dog and cat licences can be purchased on our website: just fill out the form online or visit our office at 101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane. Once the application has been processed we will mail you the tag and the payment information. Please refer to the back of your renewal notice for payment methods. If you wish to pay by phone please call 403-851-2500 and ask to be transferred to animal licensing.
No, if you move your information does not update for your dog or cat licence. To ensure proper return of your dog or cat, it is your responsibility to keep all your information up-to-date. Update Information form
Yes, if your animal is no longer in your care or deceased please update your information with the Town of Cochrane. To update your information please contact us at email@example.com or use the Update Information Form
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.
Actually, the Town of Cochrane has four dog off-leash areas (see the map):
No matter which park you use, dogs are required to be under control of the owner while in an off-leash area. Dog poop bag dispensers and garbage cans are located at all parks.
Always pick up after your dog; this helps prevent the spread of disease from dog-to-dog and dog-to-human. If you forget a bag, look for one of the poop bag dispensers near Town pathways.
Pets left in cars must have sufficient ventilation, but not a way to reach people who walk by the car. Keep in mind that on a hot day, a dog can suffer heat stroke in 10 minutes. It is wisest not to leave your dog in the car on summer days.
Dogs in the back of pick-up trucks must be secured at all times.