Animal Control

The Village of Valemount has established rules and regulations to control pets and other animals within the municipality for the enjoyment and protection of the general public. Animal Control is provided on a request for service basis and is only provided within the Village boundaries.

If you wish to speak to someone regarding an animal control issue, please contact the Village Office between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays. 

Any calls regarding a dangerous dog should be directed to the RCMP by calling 911; they will contact the Village for assistance.

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Licensing

Animal licensing using tags makes it easy to identify and reconnect lost pets with their owners. If you have a dog that’s over three months of age and are a resident of the Village of Valemount, you need to license your dog each year.

Licensing Fees

License

Fee

Spayed/Neutered Dogs
$15
Un-spayed/Un-neutered Dogs
$20
Cats
$0
Replacement Tag
$2

Running at Large

If an animal is running at large in the community, and placed in the pound, the Village will take all reasonable steps to contact the owner and inform them of their animal's impoundment. Before the animal is returned, the owner will be required to:

  • Provide proof of ownership for the animal.
  • Pay any applicable fines associated with the capture and care of the animal.

Public Works staff cannot release any animals without direction from the Village Office.