Through this website we hope to increase community awareness about responsible pet ownership and legislation that governs the keeping of animals.
Click on one of the links below for further information:
New Cat Laws
New legislation has been introduced requiring cat owners to register and permanently identify their cat/s. Rescued cats with identification (registration and micro chipped) can be safely returned to their owners.
As a responsible cat owner you have an obligation to care for the health and well-being of your pet. Owning a cat can provide great joy and companionship but it does come with responsibility. You have a duty to ensure your cat's activities do not interfere with your neighbours or the environment.
Encouraging a few simple lifestyle changes can prevent most common cat problems in our community.
By ensuring your cat wears a collar and identification tag bearing your address or telephone number or by having your cat permanently identified by microchip implant could save you a lot of heartache.
Should your cat become lost, check with neighbours, your local veterinary clinic or the RSPCA refuge.
If you do not plan to breed from your cat, having it de-sexed will prevent any unplanned litters. De-sexed cats make better pets and are more docile. They are less likely to wander and cause nuisance and male cats are less likely to mark their territory with urine spraying.
Cats confined to their property are less likely to be hurt in fights and pick up diseases from other cats. They are also less likely to be hit by cars and annoy neighbours.
When you purchase a cat ensure you obtain a vaccination certificate to ensure it's vaccinations are up to date. Cats should also have a check up with a vet once a year to ensure they are healthy and worming and vaccinations are current.
Cats are instinctive hunters. You can protect wildlife in your neighbourhood by confining your cat to your property and placing a bell on your cat's collar.
Un-owned cats are a significant source of nuisance in the community. It's a fact that many people in the community feed these cats because they feel sympathy, affection or a sense of responsibility to feed hungry animals. However, these people are contributing to a wider community problem by aiding their survival and therefore successful breeding.
Council strongly encourages people to either be a responsible owner and take the cat in or take it to the RSPCA refuge.
Council has a limited supply of cat traps available for loan to the public. A deposit fee must be paid and an application form submitted. The deposit fee will be refunded upon return of the cat trap. Supply of a cat trap will be based upon availability. For more information, please phone 1300 878 001 or contact Customer Service.