City committee to mull cat licensing bylaw

Winnipeg cat owners may soon have to pay to license their pets.

Proposed bylaw would have cat owners license their pets

Winnipeg cat owners may soon have to pay to license their pets.

Next week the Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw will be before a city committee.

If the bylaw is passed by the committee it’ll be sent to city council for a second vote. If it passes there, cat owners will have to start buying cat licenses in January.

The licenses would cost $15 a year for cats who have been spayed or neutered or $50 for those who have not.

The bylaw states all of the proceeds from the licensing would go to the Winnipeg Humane Society’s spay and neuter program.