Responsible cat ownership

Responsible cat ownership
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The Companion Animals Act incorporates cats into legislation. Read about the guidelines for responsible cat ownership. Responsible Cat Ownership canterbury bankstown The Companion Animals Act incorporates cats into legislation. This means a greater responsibility is placed upon cat owners to control their cats.  

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The Companion Animals Act incorporates cats into legislation.

This means a greater responsibility is placed upon cat owners to control their cats. You may have to pay a fine if you breach any rules. Click here to read more

Responsible cat ownership includes:

  • Animal identification, proper housing, feeding, control and breeding practices are all practices of responsible cat ownership; 
  • Ensuring your cat is not a nuisance to neighbours and local wildlife; 
  • Microchipping your cat before it reaches 12 weeks old, or prior to being sold or given away; 
  • Having your cats de-sexed; and ​
  • Putting two bells on your cat's collar.

More information

Read more about responsible cat ownership on the Departm​ent of Environment and Energy website.​