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What will the layout of the new BHS Shelter look like?

As you enter, a spacious and welcoming reception area adorned with fresh colours and acknowledgments of our generous sponsors. To the right, there’s a cozy cuddle room,  which will be designed to provide a comfortable and stress-free environment for potential pet parents and their future furry friends. Your donations can help us add those special touches that make this space feel like home.

In the heart of the shelter, the main housing area provides plenty of room for animals to stretch their legs and socialize. We’re nearing the completion of these areas, and your generous donations can help us add the finishing touches, like cozy bedding, enrichment toys, and outdoor play spaces.

Outside, a beautifully landscaped area is taking shape, where dogs can enjoy the fresh air and cats can bask in the sun. With your support, we can create a serene oasis for our animal residents to thrive.

What will the new BHS Shelter look like?

The new shelter for our humane society will be a beacon of hope and compassion. As you approach, you will be greeted by a fresh colour palette that will remind you of just how far we've come. The building itself will boast a modern yet inviting design with large windows that flood the interior with natural light. We hope to create a serene oasis for both animals and visitors. Inside, the shelter will be thoughtfully organized, with spacious, clean enclosures for our furry friends. A heartwarming sense of comfort and care permeates every corner, making it a haven for those in need. This new shelter is not just a building, it's a sanctuary for animals in need. Your donations will ensure that every detail is perfect, from the exterior to the layout to the finishing touches, making it a haven of hope and love.

Computer Generated Image of our new Battlefords Humane Society Shelter
The Rule of 333

If you’re considering adopting a dog (or have done so already), you might have heard about the 333 rule for rescue dogs. It’s an excellent tool to help manage your expectations of your new fur friend. The more you know about what to expect, the more prepared you will be to handle the more challenging situations.

The 333 rule for rescue dogs refers to the different stages once the dog goes to their new home. It is the dogs’ first 3 days, 3 weeks, and 3 months since you took them home. During each stage, a rescue dog goes through different feelings and behaviors. Then you, as the new owner, can adjust your approach to the dog to help them cope during this new, exciting, and challenging chapter.

The attached chart shows the 3 stages of bringing a rescue dog into your home and what to expect. We hope this will help potential adopters understand their new furry family member so they can help them adjust.

Trapping Cats in North Battleford

If you are trapping stray cats in the City of North Battleford, you must follow these trapping guidelines as stated under the Animal Bylaws. Please note: the City of North Battleford does not rent out traps any more and it is your responsibility to provide your own trap.

• The cat trap will be placed only on my property within the City of North Battleford.

• I will personally check the cat trap at least once every hour while the trap is set.

• When a cat is trapped, I will contact the Animal Shelter immediately at 446-2700. If the Animal Shelter is closed when the cat becomes trapped, I will not hold the cat for longer than 24 hours until the Animal Shelter re-opens.

• When a cat is trapped, I will treat him humanely; I will also provide shelter, food and water for the cat. I will leave the cat in the trap and I will place the trap in a warm, dry and secure area (such as a shed, garage, or basement) with a blanket placed over the trap to pacify the cat. If I cannot comply with these conditions, I will free the trapped cat unharmed.

• I will not allow harm to come to any trapped cat while in my possession including exposure to inclement weather.

• I will not use the cat trap when the temperature falls below 0°C or rises above +30°C.

• I give my permission to an Animal Control Officer to enter onto my property to ensure that cat trap is being used properly.

• I will advise the Animal Control Officer of the name and address of the owner of the cat trapped, if known.

• I will pay the cost to repair or replace the cat trap if the cat trap is damaged, lost or stolen while in my possession.

• I will not set the trap on statutory holidays or days when the Animal Shelter is closed.

• I will return the cat trap to the Animal Control Officer within 7 days after the trap permit is issued.


I understand and accept all liability that may arise in connection with the use of this cat trap while it is in my possession and will indemnify and save harmless the City of North Battleford from any and all liability, damages, claims, demands, causes of action or costs of any kind stemming from my use or possession of the cat trap.


We, at the Battlefords Humane Society , vaccinate every animal that comes into our care at the moment of intake and continue to vaccinate on a 3 week schedule until fully vaccinated or until adopted.

Vaccinating your dog or cat could be the difference between life and death. Many viruses that make our family pets sick and sometimes even cause death, can be avoided just by simply vaccinating our pets, just as we vaccinate our children.

The following charts outline the vaccination schedule for dog and cat vaccines. Please contact your local vet clinic to make an appointment for your pets vaccinations.

North Battleford and Battleford Licenses

All cats and dogs in North Battleford and Battleford must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased at the City of North Battleford, Town of Battleford, or at the Battlefords Humane Society. All pet owners must show proof of rabies vaccination for their animals before a license can be issued. All licenses expire on December 31st of each year and must be renewed every year.

North Battleford licensing fees are as follows:

Spayed/Neutered Animals - $20.00

Not Spayed/Neutered Animals - $60.00

Dangerous Dog - $1250.00

Exotic Animal - $250.00

Battleford licensing fees are based on an incentive program. The more you have done to your animal, the lower the licensing fee (ex: spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, etc.).

Please understand that it is against our city and town bylaws to allow your pet, cat or dog, to be running at large. If your animal is found running at large, it will be picked up and brought to the Humane Society and their may be tickets issues by the city or town that will have to be paid before your animal can be released back to you. Please keep your animals in your yard or on a leash at all times.

Found a stray dog or cat?

If you have found a stray dog or cat that is not injured and appears to be in good health, please do not feed it. Some animals have food allergies or are on a special diet and feeding them could make them sick. If you live in town, you can call animal control at 306-445-1775 (North Battleford)

or 306-937-6200 (Battleford) and they will pick up the animal. If it is after hours and you have the animal in your possession, keep it safe and calm for the night and call animal control in the morning. If you do not live in town, get in contact with your RM office or call the Humane Society during operating hours for further instruction. You can also post on Facebook at Battlefords and Area Lost and Found Pe​ts. Please do not leave animals outside of the Humane Society when we are closed...this could mean life or death for that animal. If the animal is injured, please contact our local vet clinics

at 306-446-8387 (Battlefords Animal Hospital)

or 306-445-3757 (Lakeland Veterinary Services).

Lost your family pet?

Your family pet is missing and you must be frantic!! Don't are a few things you can do!! Place a familiar bed, blanket, or article of clothing outside. Animals having an amazing sense of smell and most lost pets are found within a 5 block radius from their home. Call your local vet clinics in case your pet is brought to them with injuries so they can contact you. Call your local animal control or town hall so they can keep an eye out on the streets. If your animal is microchipped, call the microchip company and report your pet missing and last but not least, call your local SPCA or Humane Society and put in a lost report in case your pet is brought to them. You can also post your lost pet on Lost and Found Facebook pages with a picture and your contact information and put posters up on local billboards.

Abused or Neglected Animals

If you suspect an animal is being abused or neglected or if you have witnessed a case of animal abuse or neglect, please call Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan (APSS) at

1-844-382-0002. Please do not try to take matters into your own hands as it can be dangerous or you can find yourself in trouble. APSS has trained professionals to tend to abuse and neglect cases in the proper way.

Found Wildlife

If you find baby wildlife, please do not take it! It may not be orphaned. Mamas in the wild quite often only feed their young at dusk and dawn and leave them alone the rest of the time. This is to lessen the risk of predators finding their young. If you are sure the baby is orphaned because the mama is deceased, then please call your local conservation office and they will send some one out to get it or they will give you further instructions. If you cannot reach your local conservation office, you can call Wildlife Rescue Society of Saskatchewan and they will give you further instructions.

Their number is 1-306-242-7177

What is a Microchip and Why Do I Need One?

Pet microchip implants are extremely tiny devices that are inserted into your pet, typically placed between the shoulder blades. Using radio-frequency identification, these microchips provide a lifetime of identification information and require no batteries or power source to remain active. When having a microchip inserted into your pet, you will be asked to provide your name, address, and phone number that will be associated with your pet’s chip ID number, as well as details about your pet, such as name, age, and a brief description. When the chip is scanned with a special reader, your pet’s microchip ID number will appear on the reader's screen. This number can then be used to look up the owner information you have provided, which is why it is so important for pet parents to update their contact information on the microchip regularly. Most shelters and veterinary hospitals use a universal microchip scanner, making the process of locating a pet’s owners quick and easy, no matter where your pet has wandered off to! The ideal microchip is a fifteen digit ISO (International Standards Organization) ID, which is usually recognized for travel outside of Canada. Please note: a microchip is not a GPS tracking device! You can get your pet microchip at any vet clinic or you can contact your local Humane Society to get it done during a microchipping clinic.

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Help be the Change in an Animal's Life

Each animal currently available for adoption has his or her own special story and some have yet to feel the comfort and security of a loving home. You're not just adopting a pet, you're saving a life.