The Canadian city of Guelph is moving towards banning roaming cats within the next five years. Guelph City Council’s Committee of the Whole approved a new animal control bylaw on Monday, which includes a CAD$25 cat licence by 2018. The recommended bylaw goes to full council on 19 December for final approval. But some of
As you’ve probably seen and heard by now, the National Cat Management Strategy Group yesterday released its draft National Cat Strategy for consultation. The NCMSG is a self-appointed lobby group including organisations such as the SPCA, the NZ Veterinary Association and, not surprisingly given their high visibility recently, the Morgan Foundation. For some odd reason,
This is a very clever cat. Unfortunately, most cats don’t wait at a road crossing until the traffic stops. To keep you cat safe, you need an Oscillot cat fence system. 8 September 2016
The secret and dangerous lives of wandering cats have been revealed by a cat tracking project in the Lithgow Local Government Area of the Australian state of New South Wales. The findings were published in June. The aim of the project was to educate cat owners and promote awareness of the surprisingly large distances that
The current edition of the news magazine New Zealand Listener has a cover story about the impact of free-roaming domestic cats on native birds. The article also refers to the dangers that roaming cats face: Victoria University research by Wayne Linklater and colleagues surveyed 172 vets in 2015 about the reasons animals were brought in
Last week we did an interesting Oscillot installation at a freshly renovated older home in Auckland. The owners asked us if we could supply the Oscillot paddles to match their fences, which are dark grey and white. We worked with the great team at REP Powdercoaters in Penrose and the paddles turned out really nice.
At Cat Containment Systems we believe that cats should be non-roaming, but that doesn’t mean they should never leave home. You may want to take your cat in a carrying cage when you travel or just to visit the vet. But cats also enjoy walking. The key is make sure they stay with you, and
After considerable acrimony, Wellington Council’s environment committee has voted to make cat microchipping compulsory. The amendments to the current animal bylaw are: all domestic cats over the age of 12 weeks must be microchipped and registered with NZCAR (New Zealand Companion Animal Register) or other Council approved microchip register the Council should use non-regulatroy options