Last week to have your say on cat containment


The community is reminded to have their say on proposed new cat containment areas in the ACT, with only days remaining to provide feedback, Minster for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris said today.

“On Friday 12 February our consultation will close for the community to provide feedback on the ACT Government’s proposal to make the Gungahlin suburb of Casey and the land adjacent to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, including Kingston Foreshore and the Causeway, cat containment areas,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

One month to go on cat containment consultation


With only four weeks left to provide feedback, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has reminded Canberrans to have their say on two proposed cat containment areas in the ACT.

“In early December 2015, community feedback was invited on the Government’s proposal to declare the suburb of Casey in Gungahlin and land adjacent to Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, including Kingston Foreshore and The Causeway, as cat containment areas,” said Mr Rattenbury. read more

Changes to Canberra’s dog exercise areas now in place


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has reminded Canberrans that changes to dog exercise area maps are now in place.

“Changes are being made in response to community feedback and aim to make it easier for owners to know where they can and can’t take their dog, both on and off the leash,” Mr Rattenbury said. read more

How hot is that doggy in the window?


With the warm weather well and truly upon us, Domestic Animal Services (DAS) reminds Canberrans to plan ahead and not leave their dog in a parked car for any period of time.

“This summer is expected to be a hot one, and on a hot summer’s day like today, a parked car can reach dangerously high temperatures,” Eva Cawthorne, Manager for Ranger Services said today. “If you are planning a trip in the car with your best friend, please plan ahead. Leaving your dog in a parked car for even the shortest period of time could end in tragedy. read more

Feedback invited on proposed new cat containment areas


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today invited the community to provide feedback on two new proposed cat containment areas in the ACT.

“The ACT Government proposes to declare the suburb of Casey in Gungahlin and land adjacent to Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, including Kingston Foreshore and The Causeway, as cat containment areas,” said Mr Rattenbury.  read more

Pets and separation


On Monday 17 August 2015 Yeend & Associates Family Lawyers is supporting the RSPCA Cupcake Day and donating to help the rescue, rehabilitation and re homing of animals. Where possible, the RSPCA actively aim to protect the welfare of animals at risk through domestic violence by providing emergency respite care and support for pets at separation. It is concerning that studies have shown people can remain in violent and dangerous relationships rather than leave their pet behind with an abusive partner. The acknowledgement of this issue by the RSPCA in their policy is commendable.  read more

Seeing signs in cat containment areas


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that work to install new signage around cat containment areas has commenced.

“The ACT Government is working to make it easier for people to identify which areas cat containment legislation applies around Canberra’s suburbs by installing roadside signage at the main entry points to cat containment areas,” Mr Rattenbury said. read more

New suburb of Throsby declared cat containment area


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury today announced the declaration of Throsby as a new cat containment area.

“Throsby will be a unique suburb nestling against Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves, two of ACT’s most diverse nature reserves that contain a range of grassland, woodland and forest habitats that support many native plants and animals such as the eastern bettong, bush stone-curlew and one of the largest stands of yellow box – Blackely’s red gum woodland left in Australia,” said Mr Rattenbury read more

A better life for puppies and kittens in the ACT


New legislation to prevent puppy and kitten farms and improve animal welfare standards for animals bred in the ACT was passed with unanimous support in the ACT Legislative Assembly today.

Stemming from the Labor-Greens Parliamentary agreement, the Domestic Animals (Breeding) Legislation Amendment Bill aims to prevent intensive breeding operations that exploit animals for profit and ensure appropriate standards of care for dogs and cats bred in the ACT.  read more

Cat containment declared in Jacka and Moncrieff


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury today announced the declaration of Jacka and Moncrieff as new cat containment areas.

“Domestic cats, as natural predators, pose a serious threat to wildlife, with an ACT study showing cats were responsible for hunting day and night and killing a variety of species of birds and animals,” said Mr Rattenbury.  read more

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