Cat owners are subject to certain provisions concerning their pets, which can be summarized as follows:
- The obligation to register any cat four months of age and older
- The obligation to make them wear an identification tag at all times
- The obligation to produce certificates of vaccination and of sterilization, if such is the case
- The obligation to renew the license every three years
In addition to the adoption of these measures, the City of Dorval has implemented the Trap-Neuter-Release-and-Maintain (TNRM) program for feral cats recommended by the SPCA. A service agreement has been signed with the company Contrôle animal Vaudreuil-Soulanges to assist in the implementation of this program and the enforcement of the By-law concerning animal control.
The presence of feral cat colonies on the Dorval territory required the adoption of these measures for the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens. The measures are intended to distinguish pet cats from those living in colonies and to gradually reduce, through attrition and in a humane manner, the overpopulation of feral cats on the territory. Captured cats will be vaccinated, dewormed, and neutered so that they can be put up for adoption or be returned to their environment, thus preventing the arrival of other feral cats on the territory. Cats that show active signs of ill health or of aggression will be euthanized by injection, after evaluation by a certified veterinarian.
Cat licences are on sale at the front desk of City Hall. Registration fees are $25 for three years for an unneutered cat and $10 for three years for a neutered cat. Please note that the remplacement cost for a lost license is $2.
For more information about the new regulations or to report a feral cat, contact Public Works at 514 633-4046.
To consult the integral version of the by-law concerning animal control, please click here. (PDF - 26 KB)