Cats can make great pets giving their owners compansionship and joy. To keep them happy and healthy it's important to have them sterilised, vaccinated and microchipped.
Cats pose a threat to native wildlife so be mindful about where your cat roams. Make sure they don't wander into native bushland and keep them inside your property whenever possible.
Unsterilised cats will also roam and find a mate for the winter breeding season. With so many unwanted kittens and cats put down each year it's well worth getting your cat sterilised.
Cat Act 2011
On 1 November 2013, new Cat Legislation will be introduced requiring cats and kittens, over the age of 6 months, be sterilised, registered and micro-chipped.
Cat owners found not to be compliant with these requirements, may face fines of up to $5000.
The Town is unable to accept cat registrations until the full regulations are enacted by the State Government.
For more information, visit the Cat Act 2011 Frequently Asked Questions page from the Department of Local Government website.
Residents will receive more information of their requirements under the new Cat Act 2011, in the coming months.
The Town of Cambridge and the Cat Haven at Shenton Park operate a Cat Sterilisation Scheme for residents. The procedure is painless and available at low rates. Visit their website to find out about steralisation or telephone them on 9442 3600.
If you're a ratepayer or resident and would like to have your cat sterilised at the subsidised rate, complete and return the Cat Sterilisation Subsidy Application form below.
Cat Sterilisation Subsidy Application
Contact us for further information.
Last Updated: 04/06/2013