Predator & Animal Control

Humane Management of Animal Populations

The County aims to maintain healthy populations of wildlife while controlling those species known to cause disturbance for residents. Controlling animal populations does not always mean "to destroy" but may include trapping and relocating as well. We will not participate in any unnecessary reduction in populations of wildlife, only in the control of these animals to amounts that are agreeable with the land's carrying capacity and the tolerance of the producer.

Current Predator & Animal Control Programs

Please note that the County's wild boar control program will be discontinued effective March 15. Click Here for more details. Wild boars were declared a pest in Lac Ste. Anne County in 2003. Since that time, wild boars have been elevated provincially to the Agricultural Pest Act not unlike other common pest previously on the act such as coyotes, skunks and gophers. Under the County’s Wild Boar Control Program, $50.00 per boar is available, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Payment will only be made to County landowners or persons having authorization from the landowner and only for eradication of wild boars running at large within the County.
  2. The owner(s) of any Domestic Wild Boar Operation within Lac Ste. Anne County is/are required to contact the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) department to register your farm to protect your animals from the bounty.
  3. Landowners and authorized persons must sign an AFFIDAVIT that the wild boars were destroyed within Lac Ste. Anne County and that these animals were running at large within the County.
  4. The total amount paid out by the County on this program is limited to the funding provided by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
  5. The amount payable to a landowner or authorized person is subject to the discretion of the Agricultural Fieldman and/or County Council.
  6. To be eligible to receive the $50 payment, the landowner or authorized person must provide a ‘pair of ears’ from each eradicated wild boar.
The County has introduced a flooding prevention incentive in place. This program is designed to help control beaver overpopulation on private land. Under this incentive, $20.00 per beaver tail is available, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The landowner must first notify the County of the problem with beavers giving a legal description of the property and the description of the flooded area, i.e. hay land, cultivated land or pasture.
  2. Landowners and authorized persons must sign an affidavit that the beavers were destroyed within Lac Ste. Anne County and that these animals were causing flooding of agricultural land.
  3. The total amount paid out by the County on this program is limited to the amount provided in the budget prepared by the Agricultural Service Board.
  4. Agricultural Services Manager may establish limits on the amount payable to a landowner or authorized person.
  5. Beaver tails will be collected upon appointment with our Pest Control Officer. Arrangements can be made for collection by contacting the Lac Ste. Anne County office.
  6. Beaver tails less than three (3) inches in length are not acceptable for payment.
For more information about the Coyote Control Program, please contact the Lac Ste. Anne County Agricultural Services department.

Wayward Dogs

Bring Your Lost Pets Back Home Safely

Lac 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 http://www.wharfrescue.ca/.

Download the County's Animal Control Bylaw # 6-2015
Download the County's Dog Control Bylaw # 5-2015
Download the County's Dog Barking Package
 Download the Witness Statement Package

 

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