Wetaskiwin & Millet Animal Shelter

We are contracted by the City of Wetaskiwin, the Town of Millet and the County of Wetaskiwin to provide these municipalities with animal shelter services.

If you have found a lost or stray or abandoned pet in any of these communities, we will look after it for you by providing it with shelter, food, water and any needed veterinary care. Please contact the appropriate bylaw department first and have them get the animal or obtain permission to bring it into our shelter. Once at our facilities we check the pets over for identification: collars, tags, tattoos or scan them for microchips. Hopefully we are able to find the owner and safely return the pet to its home. Under the Provincial Animal Protection Act we are obliged by law to keep all unclaimed pets for a minimum of 3 days or 72 business hours. If the animal has identification or appears to be purebred we must keep them for 10 consecutive days. At the end of this time period the pets are surrendered to us and we will examine them and put them up for adoption. If you find a stray animal please follow the proper legal procedures so we have the greatest chance of identifying it and reuniting it with the owner. If it is unclaimed and you still want to keep it, you can than legally adopt it. Thank you for your care and concern in helping those pets in need.
For more information of to contact the proper authorities click or call the following:
City of Wetaskiwin Animal Control 780-361-4401
Town of Millet – Bylaw Enforcement  780-387-4554
County of Wetaskiwin Dog Control 780-361-6110 **Bylaw for Dogs only – no cats accepted – contact SPCA**

ALL other stray, lost, or abandoned pets must go through the proper local municipality.
ALL injured or abused pets or animal cruelty complaints should be registered with the Alberta SPCA 1-800-455-9003

IF you have a pet that you need to relinquish and can’t find a new home for them, you can surrender them to our shelter for a fee: Dogs intact and not vaccinated $135  Cats not neutered or vaccinated $100

Dog Adoption and Cat Adoption  “Get the info & get in the know”

Did you know that approximately 4 million adoptable dogs & cats are killed each year due mainly to pet overpopulation? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70-75%, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be your perfect new friend.
In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many humane societies, SPCAs and pet shelters provide adoption counseling to help match you up with a pet for adoption.
If you have your heart set on a specific breed, before you go to a pet store, why not check out a pet from a breed rescue organization? Many dog breeders and cat breeders work with breed rescue groups, and these groups specialize in finding new homes for particular breeds of dog or cat. You can search Adopt-a-Pet.com, find the purebred pet you want, and at the same time be giving a needy pet a new home.
Animal shelters and pet rescues are filled with dogs and cats that are often there simply because their previous owner had some issue that prevented them from keeping their pet. Shelter pets for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners. Rarely is a dog or cat in a shelter because there was any problem with the dog or cat.
Disreputable dog breeders and puppy mills often sell inbred pets without care for preventing genetic problems. Mixed breed pets have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore have overall lower vet bills. They are happy, healthy pets! You can find a great mixed breed dog or cat at an SPCA, a humane society, or an animal shelter, and those pets are posted right on this site.