Buying your tag not only helps reunite lost pets, but it supports the dedicated network of staff and volunteers improve services for our community! Buying your tag is not only the law, but you are helping improve the lives of the lost and/or abandoned animals of our region!
Tag Fees before march 31:
- $35 Dog Female not spayed
- $35 Dog Male not neutered
- $10 Dog Female Spayed
- $10.00 Dog Male Neutered
- $5 Cat Indoor/Outdoor
City of Bathurst Licensing Fees, after March 31st:
- $45 Unspayed Female Dog
- $20 Spayed Female Dog
- $45 Non-neutered Male Dog
- $20 Neutered Male Dog
- $ 15 Indoor Cat
- $ 15 Outdoor Cat
Know the rules!
Bathurst city by-laws help to ensure that our pets are healthy, happy and safe. Here are some things that all pet owners need to know:
4.(1) Every owner of a dog or a cat not designated as an “indoor cat” over the age of four months, shall have such dog or cat vaccinated against rabies. This vaccination is required on an annual basis unless satisfactory documentation is received from the attending veterinarian.
4.(2) Every owner of a dog over the age of four months, shall have such dog vaccinated against distemper and canine parvovirus. This vaccination is required on an annual basis.
6A.(2) No owner shall suffer, permit, allow or for any other reason have his or her animal bark or howl excessively or in any other manner disturb the quiet of any person.
6A.(4) No owner shall suffer. Permit, allow, or for any other reason have his or her dog running at large, except in designated off-leash areas.
6A.(5) No owner shall suffer permit, allow, or for any other reason have his or her cat running at large.
6B.(1) Every owner of a dog and/or cat shall, before the 31st day of March in each year, register with the Animal Control Officer, or City of Bathurst, each dog and/or cat he or she owns, and pay the registration fee as per Schedule A.
6B.(3) Any persons not obtaining their registration tag by the dates required, shall pay a penalty of $10.00 to be added to the regular registration fees.
12.(1) Any person who contravenes any provision of this by-law or if any person interferes or attempts to interfere with the animal Control Officer or agent while exercising his/hers functions under this by-law is guilty of an offence.
- (5) Any person who violates any provision of this by-law is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to the following fines:
1st offence: $100.00
2nd offence: $200.00
3rd offence: $300.00