Monday, July 14, 2008

keep the cat in

I am often travelling in and around the Shire at night time and am amazed at the number of domestic cats I see out roaming about at night. Cats that are allowed to wander at night are often responsible for killing wildlife or can end up being injured in fights or by passing traffic.

I am not sure whether cat owners are aware of the cat curfew in Yarra Ranges. The shire’s cat curfew requires all cat owners to keep their pet inside or in an escape proof enclosure between the hours of 8pm and 6am, or 9pm and 6am during daylight savings time.

Help our native animals, don't let your cat wander at night.

It was introduced to help protect native wildlife including possums and birds from being attacked or killed by cats. If you're a cat owner please make sure you do the right thing and keep your cats inside or in an enclosure overnight.

Keeping cats inside or enclosed overnight will also help to protect your pet from being attacked by other cats or dogs or being injured and will save you costly Vet bills to fix your beloved moggy.

As well as protecting native wildlife, the cat curfew also helps to prevent unwanted breeding among non-sterilised cats.

If you'd like to know more about the cat curfew contact Local Laws on 1300 368 333 or visit the Shire’s website and search under the Local Laws section.

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