Animal & Pest Control

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GUIDELINES FOR DOG OWNERS
Every dog 6 months or over must be licensed by February 28 of each year. The dog shall wear the current license when off the property of the owner. Application forms for Dog Tags are available here.

LICENSE FEES:
$ 28.00 Total Cost of Tag
$   2.00 Dog Park
$ 13.00 Less if neutered/spayed 
$   3.00 Less if vaccinated for rabies
$ 14.00 Cost of Tag After Deductions

Click here to read the answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Dog Owners. For all other inquiries, please contact the Bylaw Enforcement Division by telephone at 306-778-2714 or by email at plng@swiftcurrent.ca.


GUIDELINES FOR CAT OWNERS
Every cat 6 months or over must be licensed by February 28 of each year. The cat shall wear the current license when off the property of the owner. Application forms for Cat Tags are available here.

LICENSE FEES:
$ 10.00 Total Cost of Tag 
$   5.00 Less if neutered/spayed
$   5.00 Cost of Tag After Deductions 

 

Click here to read the answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Cat Owners.  For all other inquiries, please contact the Bylaw Enforcement Division by telephone at 306-778-2714 or by email at plng@swiftcurrent.ca.


PEST CONTROL
The City of Swift Current, like other cities, has unwanted animals (pests), which can take up residence in your yard or area. The City recommends the following forms of Pest Control procedures:

Skunks
• Keep food and garbage off your decks
• Secure garbage in animal proof containers for disposal
• Keep pet food tightly contained (preferably indoors)
• Secure the perimeter of your garden shed or garden stand to ensure that they cannot dig under it.

Should you find that you are having trouble keeping these pests out of your yard, despite your efforts, please contact the Bylaw Enforcement Division by telephone at 306-778-2714 or by email at plng@swiftcurrent.ca to arrange for a trap to be set. 

Deer
The City of Swift Current has no jurisdiction in the control of deer.

A suggested product which can be obtained at most local hardware outlets is Orange TKO. Simply spray on plants, and the citrus smell will deter animals from disturbing plant life.

Any further inquiries can be made directly to the Ministry of Environment at 306-778-8205.

Crows
The City of Swift Current is home to a large number of crows each spring. The parents and young will return to the same nesting area each year, which increases the number of crows.

Should you experience nesting pairs in your area, which are causing a problem, you can contact the Bylaw Enforcement Division by telephone at 306-778-2714 or by email at plng@swiftcurrent.ca.

Wasps
The City of Swift Current does not help with the removal of wasp nests contained in your yard or attached to your home. It is the home owners’ responsibility to remove the nest.

Exterminators can be located in the phone book or you can purchase an off the shelf product called “Wasp and Hornet” killer. This is an aerosol spray, that when used according to directions, is an effective method of killing wasps.

Gophers
The City does gopher maintenance in all City Parks, but is not able to cover all vacant lands within city limits. Residents are asked to take care of gophers on their own private property. Exterminators can be located in the phone book.

Squirrels
Over the past few years, squirrels have grown in population within city limits. The City of Swift Current does not have any form of squirrel control at this time.

We do ask residents to refrain from feeding squirrels as they cause damage to neighboring yards when burying the food.

SPECIAL NOTE:
No person or persons shall fire or discharge any air or pellet gun, use any class of guns, firearms or other devices that are designed for or capable of discharging projectiles of any type within City limits.  
(Bylaw No. 22 – 1985 Section 1)