We act as the Pound for the Town of Claresholm.

Found Animals

If you know of an animal at large or in distress:

  • in Claresholm, please call the Town Bylaw officer at 403-625-0202 

  • in the MD of Willow Creek, please call the MD Bylaw officer at 403-652-6777.


If you have picked up a stray animal and no one is currently at the shelter, please leave us a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. 403-625-5370

If you know of a stray animal that requires emergency veterinary care, please contact your local vet immediately.

If you are inquiring about surrendering your pet, please review the Surrender Policy and complete the surrender application. It is important to note that all pet surrender applications must first be reviewed by the CAReS Board and you will be subsequently contacted.

As per Alberta law, we hold animals for 72 hours.  After 72 hours they become property of CAReS.

Lost Animals

If you have lost your animal and would like us to keep an eye out for them please call our office at 403-625-5370

or send us an email at claresholmcares@gmail.com 

Contact us on our Facebook Page and we can help advertise your lost pet.  https://www.facebook.com/ClaresholmAnimalRescueSoceity/


Please let us know the breed / colour / gender / size / distinctive markings or characteristics.  Don't forget to include your name and number.  If you are emailing or contacting us on Facebook  send pictures if possible.

We encourage you to post this information to the Facebook Group "Lethbridge and Area - Lost and Found Pets" https://www.facebook.com/LethbridgeAndAreaLostAndFoundPets

Other places you can call to check for you animal includes:  Town of Nanton, Lethbridge Humane Society, Pincher Creek Animal Shelter, Last Chance Cat Ranch among others.

If you have been told your animal is being held in the pound

Please contact the

Town Bylaw officer      403-625-0202 

Town of Claresholm    403- 625-3381

Email:  bylaws@townofclaresholm.com

Please know that there are impound fees to be paid.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the bylaw officer

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