Responsible cat ownership checklist;
- Register you cat with your Local Council.
- Microchip your cat.
- Sterilise your cat.
- Ensure your cat is easily identifiable by wearing a collar with name tag and current registration tag.
- Vaccinate your cat.
- Keep your cat confined to your property, particularly at night.
- Ensure your cat has a cosy sleeping area with food, water and a litter tray.
- Ensure you keep your and your cat’s details up to date with us (the Shire) and Microchip Registry
Cats - What the Law Says
The Cat Act 2011
The Act was introduced by the State Government with the aim of encouraging responsible pet ownership and reducing the number of unwanted cats across Western Australia.
From 1 November 2013, under the Act, owners of cats (over the age of 6 months) must ensure they have their feline pets:
1. Micro-chipped, wearing a collar and registration tags
(foridentification purposes if the animal becomes lost or injured)
2. Sterilised – unless being used for breeding purposes by a City of Stirling approved breeder
(discount sterilisation applies to City of Stirling Residents)*
3. Registered – with the Local Government (see below)
Local Government officers will be authorised to enforce this legislation and fines may apply to owners who do not comply.
** Pension Concession
Reduced fees apply upon proof of either current:
I. Pensioner Concession Card
II. State Concession Card; or
III. Commonwealth Seniors Card together with a Seniors Card
NOTE: There is no provision for the refund of cat registration fee/s.
For further information regarding the Cat Act 2011 please contact the Department of Local Government either via their website or by telephoning (08) 6551 8700.
If you would like to know more about the cat legislation, the Department has a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may assist.
For further inquiries please contact the Shire on 9927 0000.
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