Managing Cats in Victoria | Brimbank & Northwest

The state government will develop Victoria’s first comprehensive cat management strategy to encourage responsible ownership across the state, including Brimbank.

Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne Thomas visited the Cat Protection Society of Victoria in Greensborough to announce the development of a ten-year plan that will be funded with $1.3 million from the 2022/23 budget.

There are over 224,000 registered cats throughout Victoria, with many more unregistered, unowned or feral cats living in urban and natural settings.

When these cat populations overlap, animal welfare and environmental problems can arise.

The new funding will also support educational campaigns and grants to promote responsible cat ownership.

Ms Thomas said: “Cats are beloved pets for many Victorians, but they are also a threat to native wildlife and biodiversity. We need to make sure we best support the welfare of cats and our precious native wildlife .”

“While Victoria has high registration and desexing rates, we also know that we have a large number of unoccupied and feral cats, so we are working to realize the first cat management strategy.”

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