Australians are being urged to get their cat desexed before the age of four months, instead of the standard six months, to close the “pregnancy gap” between puberty and surgery. Routine early-age desexing of cats could lessen the impact of unwanted litters. A new study has found that early-age desexing is on the increase in Australia.Read more
To the Port of Newcastle, via feedback form, 22 December 2020
I’m writing in relation to the disastrous ‘cull’ of cats (on 17 December 2020) living at the Stockton breakwall.
I note that you now find the ‘outcome of this activity’ to be distressing. It is difficult to imagine what other outcome you expected, since hiring people to shoot cats would have the likely outcome of cats being killed and injured by shooting.Read more
Thinking of visiting our Cat Boutique over the festive season?
Make sure to check our opening hours.
Christmas Eve 24 December
10am till 2.30pm
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December
Sunday 27 December
Monday 28 December
Tuesday 29 December
10am – 5pm
Wednesday 30 December
10am – 5pm
New Year’s Eve 31 December
10am till 2.30pm
New Year’s Day 1 January
Spread peace this Christmas or give the gift of playtime these holidays!
Make this festive season extra special for our feline friends by donating through our Wishlist Donation Appeal.Read more
You have the chance to win one of 35 prizes purrfect for cheerful kitties and the people who love them!
Single tickets are only $5 OR five tickets for $20 OR a book of fifteen tickets for $50
Help us to care for our cats and kittens while they wait for their forever home and buy your tickets today.Read more
The NSW Court of Appeal has found that the by-law blanket banning pets was “harsh, unconscionable, or oppressive” and under the Strata Schemes Management Act by-laws mustn’t be “harsh, unconscionable, or oppressive” and so they upheld NCAT’s decision that the by-law was invalid.
This is a win for human and animal welfare, as well as common-sense and kindness ❤❤❤
You can find details and read the full decision here
As many of you know,Read more
The Federal Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy established an inquiry into feral and domestic cats late last month, with submissions closing this Thursday 30 July 2020.
Cat Protection’s submission can be read here
We reject the premise of the inquiry: isolating a single species is fundamentally flawed. We suggest that it actively deflects from the complexities of the interdependency of nature and all species.
At a time when millions of hectares of native habitat have been left burnt,Read more
Our Adoption Centre and Cat Boutique have been recognised as COVID-safe businesses by NSW Health. All our adoptions are done by appointment only to minimise the number of people onsite at our Adoption Centre and we have a maximum capacity of six customers in our Cat Boutique, we practice social distancing and adhere to hygiene protocols at both premises.
Our COVID-safety plans are in place to protect the health and safety of all our clients,Read more
Australia fortunately hasn’t experienced the rates of coronavirus infection that have been seen in many other countries. Part of the reason for this is that we were so good at quarantining ourselves – working and learning from home – to reduce the capacity of viral transmission. Sadly, the pandemic has also seen many people being stood down or losing their jobs, and even people attending workplaces have spent much more time at home than usual.Read more
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is undertaking a major review of animal welfare policy and legislation. An issues paper was released in February 2020 and was open for public comment until 21 June. Following review of feedback, DPI will release reform proposals for public consultation.
Cat Protection encouraged our community to participate in the survey on the issues paper, with information in our magazine Cat Affairs and posts on social media.Read more