Responsible Cat Ownership in Tasmania
Owning a cat brings joy to many Tasmanians. As a cat owner you are not only responsible for providing it with food and water, you are also responsible to ensure the cat does not impact on Tasmania’s native wildlife or become a nuisance to others and complying with local requirements.
Under the Act:
Keep your cat from roaming
Pets should stay at home. Cats that are prevented from roaming are protected from being hit by cars, from being injured or catching disease from interaction with other cats and from being trapped.
Cats kept indoors or in a specially designed cat enclosure won’t prey on wildlife. Cat enclosures can provide cats with access to your house and to an enclosed outdoor area. It is easy to enrich their environment to ensure they get enough exercise and don’t get bored.
As a responsible owner of a cat, it is important that you ensure your cat is not causing a nuisance with neighbours or Tasmania’s native wildlife.
'But my cat doesn't roam, kill wildlife and isn't a nuisance to my neighbours.'
TassieCat website also has a range of
resources to assist owners to manage their cat responsibly.