Annual pet licence a requirement for cats and dogs in Brandon

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Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Finance Department wishes to remind all residents that, as per City bylaw, dogs and cats kept as pets within the City of Brandon must be accompanied by a licence.

City of Brandon Animal Control By-Law No. 5900 states that all such animals – whether they are considered to be indoor pets or not –  must by accompanied by a valid licence authorized by the City of Brandon, which must be renewed on an annual basis.

The Brandon Police Service’s Animal Control officers do patrol the City and local dog parks and can request to see a pet’s licence at any time. As per the City of Brandon 2018 Fee Schedule, the fine for an unlicensed cat or dog is $59.50. Cat and dog owners are also cautioned that if their unlicensed cat or dog is ever apprehended by Brandon Police Service Animal Control officers, they will be subject to a fine. In addition, a licence must be purchased for an apprehended animal prior to it being returned to the owner’s possession, along with additional impound fees.

Pet licences can be easily obtained through the Finance Department at Brandon City Hall. As per the 2018 Fee Schedule, the cost to register a spayed/neutered cat or dog is $20, while the cost to register an unspayed/unneutered cat or dog is $56. Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination and spay/neuter must be presented prior to the issuance of a licence.

General information about annual cat or dog licensing within the City of Brandon can be obtained by contacting the City of Brandon Finance Department’s By-law Compliance Clerk at 204-729-2230 or by visiting the Finance Customer Service Counter on the main floor of Brandon City Hall, 410-9th Street.