Cats at Large Order | City of Casey
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Adopted 17 October 2017

Cats at Large Order

Version 2.0

Purpose

To encourage responsible pet ownership and minimise any nuisance or risk to fauna from wandering cats.

Council

means Casey City Council, being a body corporate constituted as a municipal Council under the Local Government Act 1989

Councillors

means the individuals holding the office of a member of Casey City Council

Council officer

means the Chief Executive Officer and staff of Council appointed by the Chief Executive Officer.

Scope

This Order applies to all owners of cats in the City of Casey.

Context

In exercising its powers prescribed in Section 26(2) (b) (i), (ii) & (iii) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Council has made an Order on 2 February 1999 which imposes a condition on the presence of cats and their means of restriction to owners property in any area of the municipal district of the City of Casey.

Policy

If a cat is found at large outside the premises of the owner at any time, the owner is guilty of an offence.

Administrative updates

It is recognised that, from time to time, circumstances may change leading to the need for minor administrative changes to this document. Where an update does not materially alter this document, such a change may be made administratively. Examples include a change to the name of a Council department, a change to the name of a Federal or State Government department, and a minor update to legislation which does not have a material impact. However, any change or update which materially alters this document must be by resolution of Council.

Review

The next review of this document is scheduled for completion by 30 October 2021.

Breaches

Any breach of this order is dealt by way of penalty imposed under the provisions of the Domestic Animals Act, 1994.

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