- Council is considering introducing a new by-law to confine cats to their owner’s property from 9pm to 7am each day.
- The aim is to protect wildlife and reduce the nuisance behaviour of cats.
So Council makes a decision while understanding the community’s views, people are invited to provide feedback by Monday, 27 May.
The new By-Law 7 would involve:
- Residents requesting cages from Council to help catch cats wandering at their property
- Council’s Community Safety Inspectors given powers to seize and detain trapped cats. If owners cannot be identified, cats could be impounded at the RSPCA
- Fines of $187.50 could apply to owners who don’t keep cats indoors during curfew
- Provide feedback and find answers to frequently asked question at www.makingmarion.com.au/cat-reform
- For people who don’t have internet access, feedback forms are available in hard copy with a reply paid return envelope by contacting Kylie Hann on 8375 6600 or Kylie.Hann@marion.sa.gov.au
- Information is also available at Council facilities.
- Council is expected to consider community feedback at its meeting of 23 July.
Team Leader Community Safety Luke Manuel 8375 6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org