Animal Control

Promoting Protection, Awareness and Care of County Animals

Animal Control Bylaw #06-2015 is a Bylaw to regulate and provide the controls for Animals within the municipal boundaries of Lac Ste. Anne County. This Bylaw does not include Dogs, as they are covered under the Dog Control Bylaw #05-2015. Cats are not controlled within the County.

Dog Control Guidelines

Recently, Lac Ste. Anne County updated the Dog Control Bylaw #5-2015, which regulates dogs. The new bylaw outlines three distinct types of dogs: domestic dog (a tame dog relying on humans for survival); guard dog (a dog of any age used for security); and livestock service dog (a dog of any age used to protect livestock from predators).

Only three domestic dogs are allowed per property. Livestock service dogs are not included in that number. More than three dogs (as in a kennel or boarding facility) requires a development permit.

Whether on your own property or not, your dog is not allowed to be a nuisance to any resident. By definition, nuisance includes waste and disposal of waste, trespass on another property, a threat to public safety or noise. Your dog is not allowed to howl, bark or yelp excessively or in any manner that unreasonably interferes with the use and/or enjoyment of any property.

If any dog, while off the owner’s property and whether or not on a leash, attacks a person or another animal, or chases or challenges a person, it can be deemed vicious. Animal Enforcement Officers may use any legal means to capture and restrain a vicious dog.

Dogs apprehended by Lac Ste. Anne County officers are taken to the County kennel facility in Darwell, at 54226 Highway 765, where they are held.

In Focus: Bring Your Lost Pets Home Safely

Wayward DogsLac Ste. Anne County is excited to offer residents the opportunity to check our online postings of all dogs that have been apprehended by our Enforcement Officers.

If you’re missing a dog, check here so we can help get it home. If you see your animal, please contact the County Administration Office to make pick-up arrangements from our kennel facility. Dogs that are not adopted, find a place at Whitecourt Homeless Animal Rescue Foundation...

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Protective Services Resources

  • County Bylaw Enforcement

    Lac Ste. Anne County employs Community Peace Officers, Bylaw Enforcement Officers and Animal Control Officers to uphold and enforce municipal bylaws. Browse the current legislation on record.

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  • Wayward Dogs

    If you’re missing a dog, check here so we can help get it home. If you see your animal, please contact the County Administration Office to make pick-up arrangements from our kennel facility.

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  • Animal Control

    Animal Control Bylaw #06-2015 is a Bylaw to regulate and provide the controls for wild animals within the municipal boundaries of Lac Ste. Anne County. This Bylaw does not include Dogs, as they are covered under the Dog Control Bylaw #05-2015. Cats are not controlled within the County.

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Choose from the Following County Services

Fire & Emergency

Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services is steadfastly dedicated to the protection, preservation and restoration of public safety across the region.

Public Works

The Public Works division provides essential engineering, operations and maintenance services for those who live, work and play within the region.

Solid Waste & Recycling

Helping residents and business owners across the County process recyclables, organics and garbage via progressive waste management services.

Corporate Services

The Business, information and administrative services that support the other departments in their daily management of Lac Ste. Anne County.

Assessment & Taxation

Each year, the County assesses properties based on the previous year's market values to determine municipal and education tax amounts.

Protective Services

The County employs Community Peace Officers, Bylaw Enforcement Officers and Animal Control Officers to uphold and enforce municipal bylaws.

Community Services

The Community Services Department works to enhance the lives of County residents alike through customized services, programs, grants and guidance.

GIS

Residents, visitors, business owners and municipal neighbours rely on the County's mapping resources to easily find, access and view information.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located in the Hamlet of Sangudo. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359