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The City of Cockburn has many native bushland and wetland areas that act as refuges for wildlife including birds, reptiles, possums and bandicoots. However, the remaining populations of native animals are coming under increasing pressure from predatory imports such as domestic cats.
Studies have shown that for each hectare of urban land there are two domestic cats on average who will each kill eight birds a year. In most suburban areas, only 20 birds hatch per hectare per year. Cats have also been found responsible for 16 mammal and 8 reptile deaths each per year.
There are a number of steps you can take to protect native wildlife and your cat. The Cat Act 2011 requires that all cats aged six months or over are sterilised, microchipped and registered with the City of Cockburn. Failure to do so may result in a fine. The City provides assistance through a cat sterilisation subsidy.
Please also make sure your cat wears a collar with bells and does not roam at night.
Each property owner is allowed to have up to three cats. If you have four or more cats, you will need to apply for a cattery license.
9 Coleville Crescent,
Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965