Starland County Protective Services deal with animal complaints and concerns. All complaints and concerns should be reported to Starland County at 403-772-3793 during the hours of Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
Starland recommends its residents who have lost or found an animal also check and post the information on local social media group pages.
After business hours residents should call the Alberta SPCA at 1-800-455-9003, emergency situations should call 911.
Under Bylaw 1189, all dog owners in the hamlets of Rumsey, Rowley, Michichi and Craigmyle must obtain a license for their dogs over the age of three months. License tags are available at the Administration Office of Starland County. All dogs in the hamlets of Rumsey, Rowley, Craigmyle and Michichi must be licensed no later than January 31st of each year. Any owner violating the Dog Control Bylaw will be subject to the fines and penalties established in the Bylaw. Licenses must be obtained to ensure that in the event that your dog is picked up, the dog tag will aid in contacting the correct individuals.
Fees are as follows:
License for each neutered dog: $20.00
License fee for each un-neutered dog: $30.00
The Provincial Government has two pieces of legislation which deal with livestock control.
The Stray Animals Act deals with the means by which stray livestock are dealt with. It includes provisions to establish liability for damages caused by trespassing animals, as well as the capture, impoundment, and disposition of the stray animals. The Act can be accessed by clicking here.
The Line Fence Act sets out the rules by which costs for a boundary fence must be shared between to adjoining parcel owners when livestock is held on one or both parcels. The Act can be accessed by clicking here.