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Have your say on animal welfare reform

In August the Hon Adam Marshall, Minister for Agriculture, released the NSW Animal Welfare Reform Discussion Paper for public comment. Consultation was open until Friday 17 September 2021.

This is our submission to the discussion paper here and you can also read our submission to an earlier stage of the welfare review here.

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NSW Government announces free pet registration for rescue animals

Just in case you needed another reason to adopt – the NSW Government has announced free lifetime pet registration for rescue animals.
By law cats and dogs must be registered by six months of age in NSW but from July 2021 when adopting a pet from a rehoming organisation, animal shelter or council pound you will no longer be required to pay the lifetime registration fee for your new furry friend.

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Make cats purr with the myTOMRA app

In the late 70s Cat Protection had a recycling bin in our shop at 103 Enmore Road. Members were asked to save up their bottle and tins, so that we could take them to the tip and collect our 10c rebate. It took a lot of bottles to help a single cat, but Cat Protection has never been afraid of a bit of hard work.

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Ethically challenging situations in animal care during COVID-19

The global pandemic has had a profound impact on people, animals and the environment. Veterinarians and allied animal health workers faced unique challenges, such as having to relinquish personal protective equipment, ventilators (and sometimes even staff) to human health care, and balancing public, client, personal and staff safety with animal welfare in an everchanging environment.

Frequency, Stressfulness and Type of Ethically Challenging Situations Encountered by Veterinary Team Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Anne Quain,

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Stockton Breakwall cat cull – Campaign for justice

The campaign for justice for the Stockton Breakwall cats continues with this compelling video from Alley Cat Allies. We admire and give thanks to The Stray Cats Project Newcastle and all their supporters for their courage and commitment to the innocent cats who suffered so terribly in the shooting ordered by the Port of Newcastle last December.

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Easter long weekend opening hours 2021

🐰🐣 Just a reminder for everyone thinking of visiting us over the Easter long weekend!!

The Adoption Centre will be closed but our Cat Boutique will be open for all your cat care essentials, make sure to check our opening hours before coming in to pick up treats for your feline friend.

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Cats are Family Sydney – Book Fundraiser

CALLING ALL CAT-LOVERS OF SYDNEY
Your feline family member could star in a gorgeous coffee table book AND help raise funds for the Cat Protection Society of NSW at the same time!

Registrations are now open for Furry Munchkins Pet Photography‘s newest fundraising project – Cats are Family Sydney. This beautiful coffee table book will showcase stunning photography featuring the cats of Sydney in their homes and tell the stories of the special bond between cats and their humans.

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Lost Cat …

Protection Facebook page. If found, please return to owner.

 

Apologies to all our FB friends but yesterday our page was caught up in Facebook’s ban on news sites in Australia.

 

An internet without cats? Heaven forbid!

 

We were in touch with FB and hoped to have our page up and running by now; paws crossed it won’t be too long before it’s restored.

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Misinformation regarding Cat Protection

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received some concerning calls from people who’d been misled or had misunderstood what organisation they were dealing with: when they called us at Cat Protection, they said they had been dealing with our ‘branch’ or a ‘representative’. In fact, we had no prior dealings with these callers.

Please be aware, there is only one Cat Protection Society of NSW and you will find us at 103 Enmore Road Newtown (shelter) or a few doors down at 85 Enmore Road (Cat Boutique).

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New study finds that early-age desexing is on the increase in Australia

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.

Julia Beatty, Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney’s School of Veterinary Science,

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