City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Pets and Animal Licensing

Purchase your pet licence any time online or in-person at City Hall during regular business hours.

Cats and dogs

Cat and Dog

All dogs and cats owned within the City of North Battleford must be licensed and wearing a tag issued by the City. By licensing your dog or cat, Municipal Enforcement Officers will make every effort to reunite you with your pet if it should stray.

Failure to obtain a license is an offence under the Animal Protection Bylaw (No. 1888) and registration after January 31st of each year will lead to additional fees.

Pet License Fees

  • For each unsterilized dog and cat: $60
  • For each sterilized dog and cat: $20
  • Duplicate tag replacement: $5
  • Late registration (additional fee per animal): $20
  • Dangerous dog: $1250
  • Exotic animal: $250

There are penalties for offences relating to pet ownership. Please see Schedule "D" of The Animal Protection Bylaw (No. 1888).

Pound Fees

If your pet ends up at the Battlefords Humane Society, you must pay to release it. Click here to open the Pound Fees document.

Dog Park

There is a dog park located on the East side of the City, just off Airport Road near Cameron McIntosh Airport, use Google Maps for directions. This is the only off-leash area available in the City. 

Other animals

Please refer to the above section "Cats and Dogs" for information on Pet Licensing fees for dogs, cats, dangerous dogs and exotic animals.

Wildlife in our city

As our city expands, residential areas provide food and shelter for wildlife. It is not uncommon to see skunks, raccoons, porcupines, badgers, foxes, coyotes, deer, moose or even bears within City limits. While it might be exciting at first, report wildlife encounters immediately. Encounters can become dangerous.

Who to contact?

Depending on the animal, different agencies are in charge of responding. But, if you are uncertain, you can always phone either one of the agencies, and they will forward your call to the right department.

For concerns about animal welfare, please contact the Battlefords Humane Society at 306-446-2700.

Keep a safe distance, and report immediately

If you come across any wildlife, it is important to act appropriately. Confrontations with humans are very stressful for wildlife and can result in serious injuries. Especially when encountering larger animals, it is crucial to follow these steps:

  • Do not approach, try to feed, touch or take pictures of a wild animal
  • Stay calm, back off slowly—do not run
  • Warn others and report immediately

If you find a dead animal, please do not touch or try to move it and report it immediately as well. Carcasses can pose health risks to both humans and animals and need to be disposed of properly.

Make your home unattractive to animals

Prevent wildlife encounters on your property. Make sure to not provide shelter or a food source for them.

  • Keep your yard clean by removing junk, piles of branches and grass clippings
  • Close in spaces underneath decks, patios and storage sheds
  • Keep garbage bins closed
  • Feed pets inside and remove bird feed dropped on the ground (pet food left outside and bird feed can attract wildlife)
  • Practice proper composting