Animal services

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) and Animal Services Promotion for National Pet Appreciation Week

In recognition of National Pet Appreciation Week, AARCS is hosting an adoption event and the City of Calgary is offering pet owners a microchip this Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2022.


AARCS hosts an adoption event, where a A $20,000 grant will be presented to AARCS by BOBS of Skechers and Petco Love, to recognize the organization’s community dedication and efforts to save lives.

“In 2021, AARCS began managing adoptions for the City of Calgary as a partner agency. Together we have helped hundreds of animals find new, loving homes. So far in 2022 we have already seen an increase in the number of pets coming in and expect the public to consider adoption when adding a pet to their family,” said Deanna Thomson, Executive Director of AARCS.

Event details:

Skechers, Sunridge Mall on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Media call-in time: 10:00 a.m.

City of Calgary Animal Services Center

Animal Services is hosting a two-day microchipping event to encourage people to register and microchip their cats and dogs. The event allows pet owners who allow their cats and dogs to be microchipped.

On Friday and Saturday, the first 100 people who get a new cat or dog license, renew their pet’s license, or already have a current cat or dog license, can have their pet microchipped.

Contact animal services for more information by calling 311

Event details:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 10 (for dogs) and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday June 11, 2022 (for cats)
animal service center
2201 Portland Street SE

All cats must be in a carrier for this event.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is quickly and relatively painlessly implanted under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.

Family reunions are the priority for Animal Services in the City of Calgary. Your animal’s license and/or microchip serve as identification and a return ticket in the event of loss.


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