We are a non-profit organization, hoping to return lost pets to their owners or give a homeless animal a new forever home.

Lost and Found Animals

If you find a stray or injured animal during business hours please contact us, Bylaw Service, or visit us on location.  We do not recommend handling stray animals yourself, but we will accept domesticated animals brought in by the public.   

If you come across an animal that needs veterinary attention within Medicine Hat city limits, instead of taking the animal to the vet yourself, please contact Bylaw Service instead at (403) 529-8436.  Injured animals are potentially dangerous as they are also very afraid.  Bylaw has the means to assess and transport the animal to the proper facility for treatment if necessary, or to APARC for basic care. 

If you find that your animal is lost, or you find a lost animal please let us know.  We update the animals in our shelter daily on both our website and our Facebook page.  We want to get these pets back home as soon as possible!  If we receive a description of the animal we will be able to get it home faster.

If you animal has been turned in to our facility, there are requirements that must be met before release.  Please click the button below to ensure you have the necessary documents for reclaiming.


According to the Responsible Animal Ownership Bylaw and the Animal Protection Act, after 3-10 days at our shelter the animal becomes the property of APARC.  

Adoptable Animals

All adoptable animals have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed and vaccinated.   Adoption fees also come with a 6 week trial of Pets Plus Us pet insurance. 

Adoption fees are as follows;
Kittens under 6 months $160
Cats over 6 months $120
Senior Cats (8 years and older) $80

Puppies under 6 months $300
Dogs over 6 months $250
Senior Dogs (7 years and older) $175


We do not hold animals, we adopt animals out on a first come first serve basis.

For contact info, address and hours of APARC, please click the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page.