Cats make great pets. They are quiet, clean and they don't need a lot of space or exercise. Compared to dogs, cats cope better with being left alone when owners are at work. Cats provide excellent company. They can be playful and affectionate, yet can still be very independent. Cat ownership also teaches children responsibility, and helps them develop their social and nurturing skills.
We oversee legislation to protect cats from neglect and cruelty, and to protect the community from nuisance caused by irresponsibly owned cats.
Responsible cat ownership includes caring for your pet’s welfare needs, along with registration, microchipping and complying with local requirements for keeping cats on your property.
Your cat’s welfare needs
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|New: Changes to Registration Discounts
New laws regarding discounts for dog and cat registration with local councils came into effect on April 11 2013.
|Who’s for cats?
There are an estimated half a million unowned cats in Victoria. Learn how feeding a stray cat can contribute to this problem.
|Early age desexing
Did you know that kittens and puppies can safely be desexed from as young as 3 months of age?
|Poisons and toxins
Learn which plants, human foods, and common household products have the potential to harm or even kill your cat.