Hornsby Shire Council looks to change laws about killing cats

Hornsby Shire Council wants the law changed so they can make their own policies about killing cats. And on 24-25 October at the conference of Local Government NSW, they’re asking other councils to join them.

It is dangerous, wrong, and cruel.

Email your local councillor or mayor and tell them cats deserve to be treated with respect and compassion.

Councillors are elected to represent their communities and they need to hear your voice.

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Cat photography: four simple steps to take your skills to the next level

Dr Keefe Tay BVSc

Pet Photographer, Furry Munchkins Pet Photography

Pop quiz. Which of these do you agree with?

The hardest part about taking photos of my cat is:

1. They will NEVER look at the camera.
2. They don’t stop moving.
3. They run away or stop what they’re doing when I take out my phone or camera.

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Cats’ eyes

Eye issues are one of the most common problems vets see in cats on a day-to-day basis.
From a slight squint to more severe cases of conjunctivitis, our feline friend’s eyes often give us the first indication they are unwell with a viral infection.

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World Day for Laboratory Animals

Today (April 24) marks World Day for Laboratory Animals – an international day of commemoration for animals in laboratories.

Cat Protection does not claim expertise in human medical research, but we do know that animals are sentient, deserve protection and respect, and to be given the chance to live their best life.

Research using animals is frequently cruel, frequently unnecessary, and rarely helpful to humans.

Cat Protection has a long history of opposition to needless experimentation and testing on animals and recently made a submission to the NSW Legislative Council’s Health Inquiry into the use of primates and other animals in medical research in New South Wales.

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NSW Animal Welfare Reform

Cat Protection acknowledges there’s been a great deal of work undertaken in the animal welfare reform process by the NSW Government over the past two years. We appreciate the opportunity to comment and the rounds of consultation during this process, noting it’s been difficult for those of us working in animal care to find the time to participate fully. Working with people and animals, our sector has faced additional challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, but we look forward to further opportunities for input into the development of the reforms,

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Help stop puppy farming and cruel cat & dog breeding practices

If you want to stop puppy farming and cruel cat and dog breeding practices, can you send an email today?

In October 2021, Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst introduced a Bill to the NSW Legislative Council to regulate companion animal breeding and effectively stop “puppy farms”. That Bill was referred to a Select Committee on 24 November.

In November, the NSW Department of Primary Industries released a Consultation Paper “Licensing and regulation of cat and dog breeders” and is seeking public comment by 31 December 2021.

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Researchers find link between animal abuse and intimate partner violence

Cat Protection-funded research published in the journal Aggression and Violent Behaviour has shed light on the link between intimate partner violence and animal abuse. The systematic review of 30 studies looked at the association between animal abuse and intimate partner violence, the motivation for targeting animals, and the impact animal abuse has on victim survivors.

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Notice of Nominations for Appointed Directors

Cat Protection Society of NSW Limited
103 Enmore Road Newtown NSW 2042
ABN 81 610 951 615     ACN 631 197 629

Annual General Meeting 20 November 2021

The following nominations have been received for the election of Appointed Directors, to be held at the AGM on 20 November 2021. Each nominee is eligible for election under the Constitution. There are three vacancies and three nominations:

  1. Nita Harvey
  2. Angelika Elliott
  3. Emily Falkingham

Kristina Vesk OAM


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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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