ACT Cat Plan 2021-31

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).