11 comments to “How cat laws are being rolled out in WA”

  1. Nicky Kain | September 5, 2013 | Permalink

    The practical application of this law needs to be one scanning cats prior to them being taken to an impound facility and a focus or reuniting lost cats to the majority of responsible owners who look after hem well. I’m worried about my cats who won’t keep a collar on (all microchipped) and also a community cat we feed. I hope Bayswater is willing to work with the community to achieve a good outcome for cat lovers!

  2. Mandy Nicholson | September 5, 2013 | Permalink

    My questions is how does affect cat fosterers for rescue groups? I will be returning to Perth in the new year and am planning to foster but what will the requirements be for me? I already have 3 cats of my own, so does this mean that i won’t be able to foster?

  3. Edward | September 5, 2013 | Permalink

    This is disgusting get it right, something does need to happen but this is too far

  4. Tatianna | September 5, 2013 | Permalink

    Oh dear god.

  5. Dianne | September 5, 2013 | Permalink

    I believe the penalties have been modified to $200 rather than $5000. My council isn’t even ready for these new cat laws and won’t be making the registration forms available till 1st November.

  6. Ann Orr | September 6, 2013 | Permalink

    I am a cat owner I find this to be offensive my cats are elderly and as of the 1st nov not safe in their own garden OVER KILL MUCH!!!!

  7. Pauline Lane | September 6, 2013 | Permalink

    It seems that someone in local and state government really hates cats! Are the dog laws as strict as this?? It is frightening when you have pets and you not only have to fear some person stealing your pets, to use in dog fighting as bait, but now have to fear someone being able to trap my cat on my own property.
    Then if THAT wasn’t enough, the government and councils are basically telling some cat hating yahoo, trapping and killing our beloved family pets, tat they can then “euthanize” your cat, without even bothering to scan the cat for a microchip – so please explain WHAT IS THE POINT OF INSISTING CATS HAVE MICROCHIPS, IF TRAPPERS AREN’T REQUIRED TO SCAN THE CATS THEY TRAP FOR ID?????
    These new laws are a joke and as I say, obviously thought up by a cat hater. They are senseless and ridiculous!

  8. Lynn | September 6, 2013 | Permalink

    I have 3 rescued cats and live in the Rockingham area, why have I not heard of this before now?

  9. Yvonne | September 6, 2013 | Permalink

    As always, it will bring out the best and worst in people. While the law may be well-intentioned, the regulations need a lot more tweaking in the direction of the benefit of the doubt for the sake of the animal!!

    I found more info on DLGC website:


    especially the pages 1-5 of FAQs covers a lot of ground, too, including fostering.


    Regards, Yvonne

  10. Sandra Chung | September 6, 2013 | Permalink

    So, if my cat gets outside, and is found by a ranger, and the cat is terrified, starts clawing/biting/growling/hissing, putting up a fight, ranger can shoot him and ask questions later? Never mind the fact that the cat is a pet, scared, micro chipped(something the trapper doesn’t have to scan for? Then why bother micro chipping?), vaccinated etc etc?

    Oh hell no!

  11. Steve Spencer | September 7, 2013 | Permalink

    You’re kidding me! I have a cat who is sterilised and is now 16 years old, all she does is lay in the sun, sleep on the lounge and sleeps at the end of our bed, she is a nuisance to no-one. I now have to reguster her make sure she is wearing her collar and put her thru the trauma of being micro-chipped, for what/ Just so some bully can dispose of my beloved pet as they see fit…Bunch of ah…….