RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP
Responsible pet owners not only look after their pet’s health and wellness, they also make sure their pet is a positive addition to the community.
There are a few responsibilities you have as a pet owner to be considerate of your neighbours and protect your pet.
Dogs should not be loose, unless they are on your property or in a designated off-leash area.
Dogs must always be on a leash when on public property and should be contained in a secure yard or building when on your property.
CATS ARE SAFEST INDOORS
Cats can live healthy, happy lives indoors.
Allowing your cat to freely roam is dangerous for them and can lead to conflict with your neighbours. A cat roaming on private property can also be trapped and taken to the Lloydminster and District SPCA. If you choose to let your cat roam, attach something to its collar that indicates it is an outdoor cat. Click Safety Tips for Cat Owners for more information.
SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET
“Fixing” your pet prevents unwanted litters, improves overall health and reduces aggression in dogs. Even indoor cats should be spayed or neutered as they can easily slip outdoors. Spayed and neutered pets are also significantly cheaper to license.
CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG
Carry a bag with you to pick-up your pet's waster whenever you are away from home. Be sure to regularly clean up waster on your own property. Allowing excessive waste to build up negatively affects your neighbours and your pet.
A PET LICENSE IS A TICKET HOME
All dogs and cats residing in the City of Lloydminster must have a valid pet licence so we can contact you if your pet gets lost. This even applies to indoor pets as they can easily slip out open windows or doors.
Microchipping and tattooing your pet are also good ways to make sure we can reach you, but they are not a substitute for a licence.
Yearly pet licenses can be purchased at the Lloydminster and District SPCA, Lloydminster Animal Hospital, Southside Veterinary Clinic and Weir Veterinarian Services. Click Pet Licensing to learn more about licensing your pet in the City of Lloydminster.
Lloydminster and District SPCA
Lloydminster, AB T9V 3A6
Phone: 780 875-2809
CRA Charitable No. 107998775RR0001