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Cats make great pets, they are a much loved companion for millions of Australians. Cats are quiet, clean and they don't need a lot of space or exercise. Compared to dogs, cats generally cope better with being left alone when their owners are at work. Cats provide excellent company. They can be playful and affectionate, yet can still be very independent.

The Dog and Cat Management Board have a variety of useful publications relating to being a responsible cat owner at

Further information is also available at

Cat Management Working Group

In December last year the Animal Management Plan was endorsed by Mount Barker District Council. A key action of this plan is the formation of a Cat Management Working Group to investigate options available in addressing cat management issues.

A Cat Management Working Group will discuss local cat management issues, what other Councils are doing in regards to cat management and whether the creation of a cat By-law is an option for Mount Barker District Council.

Media Release - Cat Management Working Group(96 kb)


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