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Community Cats

Cats make great pets to have around the home. Every cat has a unique personality and quickly becomes a part of your family. While cats are typically known for being relatively low maintenance, there are a lot of things to consider to ensure they are at their happiest and healthiest.  

Essentials of Cat Ownership

Thinking about adopting or purchasing a cat? Consider the costs of owning a cat before making this important decision. While the cost of owning a cat is much less than that of a dog, there is still a significant financial responsibility associated with owning a cat. 

  • Licensing 

    • In Saskatoon, all cats four months and older require a valid pet license.
    • Fees from licenses help provide food, shelter and vet care for thousands of lost cats in Saskatoon each year.
  • Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program (SSNP)

    • Reduces unwanted litters and cat overpopulation
    • Reduces the incidence of disease and infection
    • Eliminates female heat cycles and reduces male spraying
    • Helps make cats more sociable and affectionate
Getting Started
  • Spay or neuter services
  • Food and water dishes
  • Collar and leash
  • Brush
  • Litter box
  • Scratching post
  • Cat carrier
  • Toys 

Ongoing Expenses
  • Annual licensing fees
  • Cat food and treats
  • Vet check-ups and vaccinations
  • Grooming
  • Litter
  • Medication
  • Vacation pet-sitting
  • Pet insurance

Outdoor Play 

If you want your cat to take in the fresh air and experience the stimulation of the outdoors, consider teaching your cat to walk with a harness and leash or invest in a Catio (cat patio). There are many ways to ensure that your cat can safely enjoy the outdoors.