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Chip, snip and tag

Posted on January 31, 2014
Have you done the right thing for your feline friend and registered them?

The Cat Act 2011 came into full effect on November 1, 2013 which specifies that all cats that have reached six months of age need to be micro-chipped, sterilised and registered with the City of Bayswater. Cat owners are also required to ensure their cats wear a collar with a registration tag.

Similar to the dog laws, if a cat is unregistered the owner could face fines.

A cat is exempt from sterilisation if a certificate is given by an authorised veterinarian; or the cat is owned by an approved breeder for breeding purposes.

You can register your cat at the Civic Centre; Max Tulley Office and Information Centre and Centro Galleria, Morley or One-stop-shop at The RISE. Registration forms and a Facts Sheet can also be downloaded from the City of Bayswater Website at www.bayswater.wa.gov.au

If your cat is not yet sterilised or micro-chipped, you could take advantage of the City of Bayswater subsidy program that provides discounts on sterilisation and micro-chipping. These subsidies are available for the City of Bayswater residents by contacting our Rangers and Security Office on 9272 0972.

Deputy Mayor
Cr Michael Sabatino
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