Cat curfew to be introduced soon

By David Rak

With the introduction of a cat curfew in October, Mitchell Shire owners will be required to keep their cats on their property between sunset and sunrise.

You do not necessarily have to keep your cat inside your house during that time, but you do need to keep your cat within your property boundary.

If you cat is registered and microchipped, council can reunite you if your cat is caught.

To allow you and your feline friend time to adjust to the changes, council will waive any fines for cats caught for the first three months after the curfew is introduced.

You can get free expert advice, exclusive discounts and the latest information about how to get your cat used to the change at Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife — a joint initiative between RSPCA Victoria and Zoos Victoria.

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You can also get information about cat confinement and enclosures at