Cat desexing. Bring it on please!

August 9th, 2011

Wonderul news to hear that our community is getting behind a petition that asks Council to introduce stricter controls on cats. Fraser Coast Pet Warriors, Maryborough Animal Refuge and Fraser Coast Wildlife are all helping collect signatures. The petition is a response to the new Local Laws process and requests Council to ensure that cats and kittens are desexed on any change of ownership. This will mean existing cat owners will not need to do anything but all cats and kittens being sold or given away will be required to be desexed unless used for breeding. Breeders will need a permit. While this seems like a fairly harsh requirement I am utterly sick and tired of the many little tiny lives that are lost because there are not enough homes for all the kittens being produced either intentionally or unintentionally. My two mature cats are a brother and sister born to my daughters cat. The mother cat was only 5 months old when she became pregnant much to our surprise and dismay. 12 years later I still have the offspring.

The petition is available at Mind Games in Pialba Place (yes this is my shop..) , the Maryborough Animal Refuge and if I hear of more places I will let you know. If you want a copy please email me or print out or copy this that follows…..

To the Chief Executive Officer and Councillors of the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

PO Box 1943 Hervey Bay, Qld, 4655

I write to you to voice my support for the introduction of compulsory cat desexing.

I/we the undersigned, request that the Fraser Coast Regional Council introduce mandatory cat desexing requirements via the new Local Laws (or by whatever other suitable means), as soon as possible.

I/we believe that the number of unwanted cats and kittens currently euthanized and/or dumped throughout our region is unacceptable. We believe that animal ownership should be a privilege not a right. I/we believe that it is socially unacceptable that cats are allowed to breed indiscriminately resulting in a surplus of kittens that cannot be homed. While education and incentives to desex cats and kittens are welcome and necessary, their impact alone is not sufficient to combat the problem of overpopulation of cats and kittens within our region. Cats that are dumped become feral and are causing ongoing harm to our unique and precious native fauna.

I/we request that Council introduce a law (or laws), that require every cat or kitten to be desexed (or booked into a vet to be desexed), on transfer of ownership via selling or giving away or any other means, unless via a registered breeder. Cat breeding must be regulated by registration of all cat breeders with suitable requirements relating to the number of cats per property and their housing requirements etc.

Thank you for your time and consideration to this matter.


Name and Address:


One Response to “Cat desexing. Bring it on please!”

  1. Lester Gallagheron 21 Oct 2012 at 8:51 pm

    So cats are bad for the environment.So are dogs that chew up little lambs in front of children. The victims can not access council records to bring the owners some accountability. It will only be a matter of time before a child is mauled to death.
    For some crazy greenie to say that you should leave these dogs alone as one of them might be a dingo. What a load of crap. Great to see this organisation this person was with become bankrupt for taking the fish ladders incident to court. For this to happen you lot must be in a parallel universe of impossible green utopia.

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