Cat licences considered for Winnipeg

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.

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