North St. Paul City Code of Ordinance requires a person having three or more dogs, no more than 5, to apply for a kennel license (no fee required) and be subject to the animal welfare standards set forth in the ordinance. A Kennel License is a 2-year license registration along with the following requirements:
- Rabies vaccination records
- Kennel License (PDF)
North St. Paul City Code of Ordinance does not require cats or dogs to be licensed and registered, or to pay a licensing fee to the City for having a cat or dog.
Domestic Animals Running at Large
The running at large of any domestic animal in the City is declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited. A person who owns, harbors, or keeps a domestic animal that runs at large shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
The Humane Society identifies a feral cat as "The offspring of lost or abandoned pet cats or other feral cats who are not spayed or neutered. Where as stray cats are accustomed to contact with people and are tame, feral cats are not accustomed to contact with people and are typically too fearful and wild to be handled. Feral cats do not easily adapt or may never adapt to living as pets in close contact with people. According to the Humane Society, there are many things you can do to help improve the health and quality of life of feral cats."
For more information about feral cats go to the Humane Society website.