Cat Curfew – Survey Results

by | Feb 3, 2015 | General | 0 comments

Eighty percent of the respondents voted either for a complete curfew or for a dawn to dusk cat curfew. The WCA supports responsible pet ownership, and in particular endorses the RSPCA policy that encourages containment of cats within the owners’ property boundaries.

Resources:

WCA Cat Policy 150611 WCA Cat Policy 2

RSPCA Cat Policy 150824 RSPCA Cat Policy

Nillumbik Cat Policy 150824 Nillumbik cat policy

 

February 2015 Survey

 

Do you think there should be a cat curfew in Warrandyte?

Warrandyte and North Warrandyte is separated by municipal boundaries, each of which has its own policy in regards to the confinement of cats.

Although there is no curfew currently in place in Manningham, Council strongly recommends cats be confined to owners properties.

Nillumbik Shire Council has an order under the Domestic Animals Act 1994  which requires cat owners to keep their pets securely confined between the curfew times of 7.30pm and 6am.

What is your view? Have your say and vote now !

Click on the link below to hear WCA President Dick Davies as he discusses the cat curfew poll on Network 10 program, Studio 10 with Ita Buttrose, Joe Hildebrand, Sarah Harris and Jessica Rowe. 

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/studio-10/extra/season-2015/11-feb–should-cats-be-locked-up-from-dusk-to-dawn