Following extensive consultation and recognising cats provide many benefits to their owners, the ACT Government has just released the ACT Cat Plan 2021–31. Plan objectives:
- Caring for pet cats through responsible cat ownership
- Protecting wildlife from cat predation
- Reducing nuisance by roaming cats to ACT residents
Please note: In Canberra alone, each year roaming cats are estimated to predate on
61, 000 native birds, 2,000 native animals, 30,000 native reptiles and 6,000 native frogs.
It is a sheer delight to see the range of birds that live and/or move through Reid. The RRA would welcome your observations and photos (with acknowledgement, of course).