Choices for cat owners

One of Mrs Ducasse’s two cats, Fronkos, in his cage with a lemon tree and rosemary bush inside for shade.
One of Mrs Ducasse’s two cats, Fronkos, in his cage with a lemon tree and rosemary bush inside for shade.

The new law, which will require owners to sterilise, microchip and register their cats before November 1, is designed to provide for better management of the unwanted impacts of cats on the community and the environment, as well as encourage responsible cat ownership.

Some residents are already preparing for the new cat regime.

June Ducasse, of Gooseberry Hill, said she had a builder construct a cat cage to keep her two cats inside during the day.

‘I paid an arm and a leg for this cage… I don’t want any lizards to be eaten or small birds’