Legislation to prevent roaming and wildlife attacks by domestic cats

Principal Petitioner Katherine Davis, Ashgrove
Date Closed Tue, 30 May 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 172 signatures

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Residents draw the attention of Council to the problem of wildlife injuries and deaths caused by unrestrained domestic pets, particularly cats, and also the soiling of private property by domestic cats that are allowed to roam.

Your petitioners therefore request that Brisbane City Council act to remove the grey area between its jurisdiction regarding domestic pets, particularly cats, and the State Government's legislation regarding protection of domestic and native fauna. The aim would be to ensure that both dog and cat owners are required to keep their animals within their own property while unaccompanied by humans. The purpose is to protect wildlife and other people, their animals and property.

Council response

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 8 August 2017. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

Council has a process to review local laws that includes community consultation, and this feedback will be considered when the relevant local laws are reviewed. In the meantime, Council will continue to examine ways in which local laws, education campaigns and enforcement processes can be improved to achieve better outcomes for all residents.