Cat Control

To: "Andrew Thelander" <>, <>
Subject: Cat Control
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 11:02:44 +1000
Hi all

This is mainly a plea to encourage your local Councils to introduce compulsory cat desexing, as advocated by the Humane Society.

For Victorians there is a great opportunity to do this as Council Animal Management Plans are being produced this year.

In my urban area of Melbourne domestic cats have been breeding in bushland, perhaps after being dumped. In our worst area they were sustained by a kind person who would feed 20 or more at night. She was eventually persuaded to cooperate through an agreement that she would call them for food so that a vet could desex them. The problem declined and the Council now traps cats where possible.

Incidentally the cat message has been getting through with declining ownership and increased desexing over the last 10 years. And the pet food industry seems to have given up its campaign saying urban cats are OK because they mainly kill rodents and introduced birds.

Michael Norris

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