Hills Cattery

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Our Cat Confinement by-law is now in place. All resident cats must now be confined to their property.

Home is where your cat lives and the Hills Cattery is where you can find support, discuss ideas, and share pics of your happy cat with other cat owners in the Adelaide Hills Council district.

If your cat isn't used to staying on your property at all times, now is a great time to start introducing the change ahead of enforcement commencing on 1 January 2022.

If your cat is already staying on your property at all times, we encourage you to share tips and suggestions for other cat owners who are making this transition.

Congratulations to the Happy Cat Competition winners: Darcy, Mr G, and Rollo! You can see their ideas for a happy cat, along with all other entrants, under the Competition Time! tab.


Navigating the Hills Cattery

  • Find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and important dates for your diary on the right of screen.
  • Use the tabs below to jump between different resources where you can learn and share.


Background
In 2018 Council conducted a survey which revealed that over 85% of respondents were in favour of cat confinement as part of our animal management strategies. As a result, the requirement for domestic cats to remain on their owner's property at all times was included as part of Council's Cat By-law. Enforcement of this rule will start on 1 January 2022.

Keeping your cat at home has some great benefits for both cat owners and the wider community.

  • Your cat is more likely to avoid disease transmission from other cats.
  • Your cat is safe from injuries caused by other animals or local traffic.
  • There will be an increase in the protection of our district's native flora and fauna.
  • You may see an increase in birds and native animals to your own yard.
  • It will assist with our ability to conduct studies into the feral cat population of the district.
  • You will avoid disputes with neighbours who may be unhappy about visits from your cat.
  • You will create a stronger bond with your feline friend.

Our Cat Confinement by-law is now in place. All resident cats must now be confined to their property.

Home is where your cat lives and the Hills Cattery is where you can find support, discuss ideas, and share pics of your happy cat with other cat owners in the Adelaide Hills Council district.

If your cat isn't used to staying on your property at all times, now is a great time to start introducing the change ahead of enforcement commencing on 1 January 2022.

If your cat is already staying on your property at all times, we encourage you to share tips and suggestions for other cat owners who are making this transition.

Congratulations to the Happy Cat Competition winners: Darcy, Mr G, and Rollo! You can see their ideas for a happy cat, along with all other entrants, under the Competition Time! tab.


Navigating the Hills Cattery

  • Find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and important dates for your diary on the right of screen.
  • Use the tabs below to jump between different resources where you can learn and share.


Background
In 2018 Council conducted a survey which revealed that over 85% of respondents were in favour of cat confinement as part of our animal management strategies. As a result, the requirement for domestic cats to remain on their owner's property at all times was included as part of Council's Cat By-law. Enforcement of this rule will start on 1 January 2022.

Keeping your cat at home has some great benefits for both cat owners and the wider community.

  • Your cat is more likely to avoid disease transmission from other cats.
  • Your cat is safe from injuries caused by other animals or local traffic.
  • There will be an increase in the protection of our district's native flora and fauna.
  • You may see an increase in birds and native animals to your own yard.
  • It will assist with our ability to conduct studies into the feral cat population of the district.
  • You will avoid disputes with neighbours who may be unhappy about visits from your cat.
  • You will create a stronger bond with your feline friend.

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    Happy Cat in Forever Home

    by Kat momma, 6 months ago

    Rainbow our Rescue Cat has found a happy home as an inside cat watching from inside the Birds that come to a birdbath placed outside her watching window. And she loves watching

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Page last updated: 19 Jan 2022, 06:17 PM