Cats make great pets. They are quiet, clean and they don't need a lot of space or exercise. Compared to dogs, cats cope better with being left alone when owners are at work. Cats provide excellent company. They can be playful and affectionate, yet can still be very independent. Cat ownership also teaches children responsibility and helps them develop their social and nurturing skills.
We oversee legislation to protect cats from neglect and cruelty, and to protect the community from nuisance caused by irresponsibly owned cats.
Responsible cat ownership includes caring for your pet's welfare needs, registration, microchipping and complying with local requirements for keeping cats on your property. We also provide information on how to keep your cat safe and provide it with a great quality of life.
Your cat’s welfare needs
Do you know the five key things cats need to lead a healthy and happy life? Many Victorian cat owners don’t. Read about the latest research here.
Body condition score chart
The Body condition score chart can tell you if your cat is over or underweight.
New: Changes to Registration Discounts
New laws regarding discounts for dog and cat registration with local councils came into effect on April 11 2013.
Who's for cats?
There are an estimated half a million unowned cats in Victoria. Learn how feeding a stray cat can contribute to this problem.
Early age desexing
Did you know that kittens and puppies can safely be desexed from as young as 3 months of age?