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 North Battleford

As Cities expand and residential areas inadvertently 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. And while it might be exciting at first, wildlife encounters can be dangerous and should be prevented and reported immediately.

Make Your Home Unattractive to Animals

The best way to prevent wildlife encounters on properties is to provide no shelter or food source for wild animals.

  • 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

Keep Safe Distance, Report Immediately

If you come across any of the above-mentioned animals, it is important to act appropriately—confrontations with humans are very stressful for an animal and can result in serious injuries. Especially when encountering larger animals, it is crucial to follow these steps:

  1. Do not approach, try to feed, touch or take pictures of a wild animal

  2. Stay calm, back off slowly—do not run

  3. Warn others and report immediately (see back)

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

Who to contact

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

Ideally, please report:

  • Live wild animals to the Ministry of Environment’s TiP Line 800-667-7561
  • Dead animals to the City of North Battleford, 306-445-1700
  • Nuisance stray cats or dogs, dangerous dogs or domestic animals at large (cattle, horses, chickens, pigs, hogs, turkeys, mules, sheep, or goats) to Municipal Enforcement at 306-445-1775

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

If your call is about a matter of public safety, please call 911 or the police.