Follow Mt Barker Council instate cat by-law to help manage cat behaviour & keep them safe

Follow Mt Barker Council instate cat by-law to help manage cat behaviour & keep them safe

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Amanda Lawless started this petition to City of Onkaparinga

Follow in Mt Barker Councils footsteps and implement a new cat by-law in the City of Onkaparinga to help reduce the impact cats have on our environment. New rules would include compulsory registration; number of cats allowable on a property and cat confinement.

"there are many benefits to keeping your cat safe at home (contained within your property boundaries). Contained cats are less likely to become lost or injured (hit by a car or attacked by a dog). They are also less likely to get into cat fights and have cat fight-related injuries (abscesses) or catch diseases such as FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). Containment also increases the opportunity for owner-animal interaction and reduces the impact of hunting by cats and disturbance caused to neighbours." RSPCA.ORG

Information from Mt Barker Council website:

https://www.mountbarker.sa.gov.au/community/animals/cats

The draft cat by-law was a result of lengthy consultation organised as part of Council’s Animal Management Plan in 2017. Part of the consultation involved asking questions regarding the management of cats in the Mount Barker district. From this survey (from March to April 2019) Council received 526 responses about cat management (see results below).

  • Community Consultation Results
  • 76% supported cat registration
  • 68% supported a limit to 2 cats per property
  • 71% supported cat curfew
  • 73% supported council addressing cat nuisance/behaviour

The new cat by-law will include the following changes:
Council will trial a transition period to finalise details (including dispensation processes, fines and actions)

  • Limit to cat numbers (2 per property)
  • Animal hoarding
  • Registration 
  • Nuisance 
  • Confinement (curfew)

Please see website for further information https://www.mountbarker.sa.gov.au/community/animals/cats

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