Register Your Cat

Cat owners must keep their cat indoors or on their own property.  Hamilton residents are encouraged to buy a cat registration tag from the City of Hamilton to help their lost or strayed cat return to their homes.

Benefits of registering your cat

  • It is easier to find a lost cat if it is licensed.
  • A lost cat gets one free ride home every 365 days.
  • Your cat will come home to you if lost without going to an animal shelter first.
  • Licence fees are used to care for and feed lost or stray pets, and find a home for them.

Register your cat

Cat registration tags are available for a one time fee of $13.

You can register your cat by phone, mail or in person at:

Animal Services
247 Dartnall Road
Hamilton, Ontario L8W 3V9
located at the rear of the SPCA Building
Phone: 905-574-3433

You will need to provide the:

  • Name, address and telephone number of the pet owner
  • Name, colour, breed and sex of the cat
  • Address where the cat is to be situated in the municipality

Hours of operation

Shelter at 247 Dartnall Road, Hamilton

Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 10 am to 2 pm
Closed on Holidays

Animal Services

For Animal Control Officer response, dogs at large, animals in distress or deceased animals
24 hours a day, 7 days a week  
Phone: 905-574-3433 ext. 1

Animal Licensing

Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 905-574-3433 ext. 4

Lost & Found Animals

Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 905-574-3433 ext. 3