Animal Control

Animal Control & Licensing

For more information on the licensing and control of cats and dogs in the City of Melville, please view our Cat/Dog Bylaw No. 09/2008.

All dog and cat owners in the City of Melville are required to license their animal(s).  A license is valid until December 31st of the year in which it is issued and must be renewed every year.
  • Dogs and Cats under the age of 6 months, trained guide dogs owner or used by a blind person do not require a license.
  • Tags are issued upon payment of a license fee, the tag is to be fastened to the animal(s) collar at all times.  If a dog or cat wander off or gets lost, the tag will help us in reuniting the pet with their owner.

Dog/Cat License Fees

Spayed or neutered                             $8.00

Unaltered                                           $16.00

Replacement tag                                 $2.00


When a dog or cat is found running at large and has no current license tag, the license fee is to be doubled

An Animal License (tag) can be purchased at the General Office of City Hall at 420/430 Main St

2017 Pet Licensing Application Form *New*



Should a dog or cat be found running at large within the City limits, the animal will be impounded in the City compound. If the animal has a tag, the owner will be notified that the animal has been impounded and is waiting to be picked up. If the animal does not have a tag the following penalties will apply:

1st Offence:  $50.00 Fine
2nd Offence:  $100.00 Fine
3rd Offence:  $200.00 Fine

In addition to the above, if your dog or cat is impounded for more than 24 hours there is a $50.00 charge whether your animal has a tag or not.

However, all animals who do not have a specific owner are kept for a maximum of 72 hours. After 72 hours the animal is taken to the SPCA.

Running at Large

We love to see residents out strolling with their fur babies and enjoying our beautiful community.  

Residents are reminded that their fur babies must be on leashes at all times and not allowed to run at large.  

Bylaw No. 09/2008 Section 4

No person that is the owner of a cat or dog shall allow the cat or dog to run at large in the municipality; and furthermore shall not allow the cat or dog to be present, whether on a leash or not in any City of Melville indoor recreational facility which shall also include the outdoor swimming pool building and the fenced pool area, excepting for a dog assisting a visually impaired or handicapped person, and excepting for cats and/or dogs involved in a performance being held in any of the facilities.

If you would like to let your fur baby run around and play with some friends, please feel free to check out the Melville Dog Park.

The Melville Dog Park is located east of the Tennis Courts within the Melville Regional Park. It is a fenced off-leash dog park, and dog bags are available.
Tuesday, 28 July, 2015

Inquiries and Complaints

All Animal Inquiries and Complaints can be directed to our Bylaw Officer.
Bylaw Enforcement Officer:
Phone:  306.728.6854