Frequently Asked Questions...
My pet is missing. What should I do?
*Please note that the fine for "Animal at Large" is $250 for an unlicensed animal and $100 for a licensed animal. Fines are issued at the discretion of Animal Control Officers.
I can no longer keep my pet. Can I surrender to you?
What do you do with stray cats and dogs that aren't claimed?
To date, we have had an almost 100% success rate reuniting dogs with their owners. We had one stray dog that we were unable to get back to his owners and eventually was surrendered by us to the Calgary Humane Society for placement.
If a cat is obviously a pet, we will hold the cat for a minimum of 7 days. If not claimed, we then make every effort to re home the cat through existing rescue groups or to local area farmers.
Not all cats are suitable for a home environment and therefore we adopt cats to individuals wishing to provide these special cats with an opportunity to live in a rural, farm or shop type setting. Barns or warehouses must be heated or well insulated and these cats must not be expected to fend for themselves. We recommend that 2 cats are adopted together so they have a companion in the outdoor environment. If you wish to be added to our waiting list for barn cats, please email us at email@example.com
Are you a No Kill Shelter?
The number of homeless cats in overwhelming; therefore, we explore all possible options such as transfers to other rescue groups and adoption to local area farmers. When this fails, we have to make the hard decision to euthanize, especially when suffering and medical reasons require it.
My neighbour's dog barks all the time. What can I do?
A person wishing to file a complaint against the owner of a dog creating a disturbance by barking, howling or yelping is encouraged to maintain a dog Disturbance Complaint Log. A detailed, specific, and accurately kept log means a better chance of success if the ticket is challenged in court. After the log is completed and signed, return it to the Village of Beiseker Animal Control.
Upon receipt of the completed Disturbance Complaint Log, an Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to the residence to speak with the owner and ensure that the dog is licensed. Animal Control will advise the owner that the complainant may file a Nuisance by Noise complaint.
If sufficient evidence exists for a complaint, the Village of Beiseker Animal Control Officer may issue a ticket to the animal owner.