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Cat owners in the City of Sarnia are NOT required to licence their cats. Cat owners are required to comply with the Regulation of Dogs and Cats By-Law.

Keeping of Cats

No person shall keep more than 2 cats per adult on the premises.

Running at Large

No person shall allow a cat to run at large.

Nuisance Cats

A property owner or occupier is permitted to trap any cat found trespassing on its property in a humane portable container. The cat must be kept safe by providing adequate food, water and shelter appropriate to the weather conditions for the cat.

Any person who has trapped a cat must report it to the City's Animal Control Officers, who will pick up the cat in the portable container. Cats will be picked up only when confined in humane, secure containers and the property owner must be on the premises when the cat is picked up. Cats will be taken to the Humane Society.

The City of Sarnia has traps available for use for a refundable deposit of $25.00.

Animal Waste

Every owner of a cat shall immediately remove excrement left by the cat and dispose of it in a sanitary manner.

For additional information please contact By-Law Enforcement at 519-332-0330 extension 3220.

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, March 20, 2015 10:54 AM

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