Cats regularly entering your yard can be unwelcome by some residents and a source of tension between neighbours.
There a number of ways to deter cats from entering your property without harming them:
- Turn a sprinkler on briefly, cats dont like getting wet
- Try using an ultrasonic deterrent or a natural spray
- Place chicken wire or gutter guard over garden beds
- Install cat proof fencing
- You can combine 1 teaspoon of a camphorated oil product ( vicks vapour rub, moth balls) with warm water, shake well and spray around the area that you are not wanting the cat to go. The cat doesn't like it and wont go near the area.
If you are having problems with a cat in your area, for example a cat that is causing harm or stress to your other pets, you can hire a free cat trap from the City. These traps are designed to ensure that the cat is not harmed so it can be safely taken in by Cat Haven.
The Cat Haven will try to locate the owner and reunite them with their pet. If the owner cannot be found, the cat will be placed up for adoption after the required holding period.
If you have concerns regarding the welfare of a cat please contact RSPCA or visit their website.
All found or impounded cats are transferred to the:
23 Lemnos Street,
Shenton Park WA 6008
If you have lost your cat, please contact Rangers and Security on 9272 0972 or 1300 360 330.
We also suggest you contact the Cat Haven, surrounding Vets and use social media if available.
In the City of Bayswater you are not allowed to have more than three cats per property, unless special permission is granted.
To apply please complete the Application to keep more than 3 cats form and mail to:
City of Bayswater
61 Broun Avenue,
Morley WA 6062
Or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please contact the Rangers and Security on 9272 0972 or 1300 360 333.
If you would like to breed cats in the City of Bayswater you will need to apply for a Cat Breeding Permit.
Cat Breeding Permit Application
All cats sold or given away must be microchipped and sterilised prior to any sale, if the cat cannot be sterilised due to age the seller must give the new owner a prepaid sterilisation voucher.
For more information please refer to the Department of Local Government's Cat Breeder Fact Sheet.
If the status of your pet changes, such as:
- Change of ownership
- Change of address.
Please let us know by compelting the Change of Cat Registration Details form or contacting the City of Bayswater Rangers and Security by: