Claws Out for Proposed Wanneroo Cattery

A PROPOSED Wanneroo cattery where owners could board their pets would also have space to shelter stray cats, according to a City of Wanneroo report.

The development application for the Casuarina Way property has been recommended for refusal by councillors tonight because it is not a permitted use for the area.

Plans for the cattery include the staged construction of four separate buildings to house 100 cats and three outbuildings to be used for storing equipment, staff facilities, customer toilets and cat grooming. The report said 80 per cent of the cats would be boarders that would stay about one to two weeks. The remainder would be strays going through a re-homing program.

“Stray cats will be delivered to the site where they will be cared for until a new owner is found,” it said.

After advertising, three submissions from surrounding landowners were received by the City with concerns about the suitability of a cattery in the area as well as noise, odour and traffic impacts.

“The applicant has confirmed that the individual units would be sound-proofed with entrances facing away from adjoining properties,” the report said.

The cattery would address the smell by using high quality cat litter which would be stored in large plastic containers and disposed of weekly.

Traffic was not considered to be an issue.