Cats

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dogs or cats that will be 12 weeks of age on or before 1 July 2018, must be microchipped by that date. 

Dogs and cats born before 1 July 2018 are exempt from the requirement to be de-sexed, but those born on or 1 July 2018 must be de-sexed.

Further information can be found on the Dog and Cat Management Board website.

During the month of June there will be a special price of $44.  Please contact them direct for an appointment:

  • South East Vets – 8725 5855
  • Blue Lake Vets – 8723 9111
  • Gambier Vets – 8725 8333
  • SEAWL - 8723 9133
  • Pet Stock - 8725 3327

Council, at this time, has resolved not to be actively involved in cat management, however, leaflets dealing with cat issues are available from the Council office.

Further information can be found:

Exemptions: http://dogandcatboard.com.au/exemptions

Microchipping Older Animals: http://dogandcatboard.com.au/older-animals

Vet Information: http://dogandcatboard.com.au/for-vets

Cats, although quite independent, need to be looked after in much the same way as dogs.

Some useful tips are:

Desexing

Sterilisation is highly recommended for any cat before it reaches sexual maturity which can be as early as four or five months of age. There are usually more kittens born than there are homes for them, so don't let your feline family member add to the growing problem of homeless and unwanted cats.

Identification 

Although it is not compulsory for you to identify your cat, an ID tag could save your cat's life, as when off your property, it could be trapped or removed as a stray.

Vaccination and Worming 

When you obtain your kitten or cat, and if it hasn't been vaccinated or wormed (a vaccination certificate should be available if the cat/kitten has been vaccinated), take your cat to the veterinarian for a health check.  Your vet will advise if it needs vaccination and how regularly this should be done.  Cats can suffer from several types of worms and parasites so they need regular worming treatment.  Ask your local vet about a suitable worming program, as some worms are known to affect human health.

Safety 

All pet cats should be encouraged to remain indoors from dusk to dawn.  This saves your cat from war wounds and abscesses that result from nocturnal cat fights.  This action will safeguard both native wildlife and your cat from storms or traffic and will result in a happy neighbourhood who doesn't have to listen to the cat's idea of a 'fun night out'.

Principal Office
Mount Gambier

324 Commercial Street West

PO Box 724

Mount Gambier SA 5290

Port MacDonnell
Community Complex

5 Charles Street

Port MacDonnell SA 5291

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