Cats

Register Your Cat

Animals and Pets Register your pet for $20 from Ren's Pets

Hamilton Animal Services and Ren’s Pets wish to encourage dog and cat owners to licence and register their pets.

  • Ren’s Pets will generously reward pet owners with $20 to spend at Ren’s Pets with each registered pet (up to 4 pets).
  • Bring your printed Hamilton Animal Services Licence Certificate receipt with the Ren’s Voucher to any Ren’s Pets location to redeem your $20
  • You must sign up for Ren’s Rewards (Free to join!) to redeem your reward

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 $16.

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 - 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 10 am to 2 pm
(excluding 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

Animal Licensing

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

Lost & Found Animals

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