Come On Canberra - Let Mimi Walk - Allow Cat Walking in Canberra
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This petition is seeking a change to Domestic Animals Act 2000 to allow cats to be walked on a leash in Canberra’s cat containment suburbs.
Fellow Canberrans, please help by signing this petition. I’m not asking for cats to be loose; just to be allowed outdoors on a leash in control of its human.
[ for non-Canberrans, go to https://www.change.org/LetMimiWalk2 ]
Currently the Act requires cats to be contained in their premises. With apartment living, this doesn’t give cats a chance to enjoy the outdoors.
Cat containment serves to protect native wildlife and keeps roaming cats safe from injury and sickness.
My cat Mimi absolutely loves being outside. She loves sniffing the air, munching on grass and rolling in dirt. In order to keep her safe and other critters safe, like birds, lizards and crickets, I only allow her outside on a leash, under my control.
We love our morning and evening walks together.
Before I purchased in a cat containment surburb, I called the ACT Domestic Animal Services to see if walking a cat on a leash was acceptable and was told ‘yes’. It’s now a year later and I recently moved in and discovered that this is not the case.
I’ve had to stop our twice daily walks and Mimi has gotten very sad. Today I drove 20 minutes into my workplace, so I could give her a walk in a safe known environment. She was so happy. Unfortunately this isn’t practical on a daily basis.
Please help by signing this petition. I’m not asking for cats to be loose; just to be allowed outdoors on a leash in control of its human.
Thanks so much,
Emerson & Mimi
P.S. See Mimi on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mimi.the.monstar
She’s a sweetheart.
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