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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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Port of Newcastle cat shooting

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.

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Holiday Opening Hours

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
CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 December
CLOSED

Sunday 27 December
CLOSED

Monday 28 December
CLOSED

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
CLOSED

 

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Wishlist donation appeal

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.

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Merry Catmas Raffle

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.

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Great news for responsible pet owners in strata!

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,

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Federal inquiry into feral and domestic cats in Australia

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,

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We are proudly COVID-safe

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,

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Welfare issues arising for pets due to COVID-19

For more information on animals and COVID-19

Visit the World Organisation for Animal Health  and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Domestic Animals and COVID-19.

For human health information visit NSW Health.

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.

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