City of South Perth offers a cat boarding service


Nat Smallwood with Chloe.
Picture: Robin Kornet                      www.communitypix.com.au   d455473
Nat Smallwood with Chloe. Picture: Robin Kornet                      www.communitypix.com.au d455473

THE City of South Perth has launched a new cat boarding service for local residents and pets.

Housed within the City’s Animal Care Facility in Como, the service offers 32 spacious cat condominiums.

The cats will be fully catered for in a climate controlled room, with a large play gym, meals, and fresh bedding and litter trays daily.

Carers will monitor food intake and toilet habits to ensure the cats are adapting to their new surroundings.

Mayor Sue Doherty said the cat boarding service was a wonderful new initiative being offered.

“The benefits pets provide to people on a physical, mental and emotional level have been well documented,” she said.

“Research shows having a pet in your home leads to more exercise, lower blood pressure, fewer visits to the doctor, better cardiovascular health and an easing of loneliness.”

Ms Doherty said residents would now have peace of mind knowing their cats were safe and well looked after.

Single spaces can be hired or for more than one cat, the spaces can be converted into doubles, depending on availability.

The cat boarding service launch coincides with National Desexing Month.

The month-long campaign runs during July every year and aims to raise awareness and reduce the number of animals put down in Australia each year.

“Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world and it’s vital that pet owners desex their cats and dogs before the summer breeding season,” Ms Doherty said.

For more information about the cat boarding service, go to www.southperth.wa.gov.|au.