Frequently asked questions for cat owners

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What is the City of Swift Current’s licensing policy for cats?
If you own a cat that is six (6) months of age or older, you must have it licensed by February 28 of each year. Application forms for Cat Tags are available at City Hall or online at www.swiftcurrent.ca/pets

What is the cost of a cat license?

ITEM COST
License fee $10.00 (before deductions)
Spay/Neuter deduction $5.00
Total cost after deductions $5.00

Is there a limit to the number of cats I can possess?
You can possess up to four (4) cats that are over the age of six (6) months old. 

What is the City’s policy regarding impoundment?
If you have encountered stray cats in your neighbourhood or on your property, you can borrow a Cat Trap from the City. Please note that you must ensure that the SPCA is able to accept the cat/cats once it/they are captured.

The fee for cat impoundment is $30 for a first offence, plus $6 per day that your cat is held. Subsequent offences are $60 plus $6 per day the cat is held.

If an impounded cat has City Tags, its owner will be notified, and the cat will be held for seventy-two (72) hours, after which time it becomes available for adoption.

Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns about domestic animals?
The City’s Planning & Growth Development Division is here to help you. Please contact us by phone at 306-778-2740, or by email at plng@swiftcurrent.ca, and we will be happy to assist you.