Buying Cats FAQs
Who are the best people/groups to buy/adopt a cat or kitten from?
When buying a cat or kitten, you want to find the cat that best suits your lifestyle. Regardless of where you get your next feline family member from, make sure the cat/kitten is desexed, microchipped, over 8 weeks of age, and has passed a health check by a veterinary surgeon. Make sure you get all the paperwork associated with the cat.
If a cat/kitten you are looking at appears to be unwell in anyway, do not buy/take the cat.
My neighbour has some kittens she is giving away. Should I take one?
From 1 March 2022, it is law that all
cats/kittens sold must be no less than 8 weeks of age, desexed, microchipped, and have passed a health assessment. Ensure this is complied with before buying/taking a cat.
Should I buy a cat/kitten that is not microchipped?
From 1 March 2022, it is against the law to
sell or give away a cat that is not microchipped, unless there is a letter from a veterinary surgeon stating that microchipping will impact the cat’s health and welfare.