If you own a cat, the City of Winnipeg wants to make you pay.
A city committee is considering a recommendation to reduce pet overpopulation. One way being proposed is a cat licensing program.
Cat owners would pay $15 for an annual cat licence if the cat is spayed or neutered or $50 for cats that aren't.
Anyone who doesn't license their feline could be fined $250. That's similar to fines for failing to license a dog.
The proposed by law also aims to reduce the number of feral cats in the city, easing the load on animal shelters.
The bylaw goes before a city committee on Monday.