Impact of pet cats on Australian wildlife

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This fact sheet on the impact of pet cats on Australian wildlife shows that pet cats allowed to roam and hunt are a major threat to local wildlife.

And although many owners believe their cats don’t hunt because they never come across evidence their cat has killed native wildlife, tracking collars and scat analysis has established that the vast marjority of animals killed by pet cats are not brought home.

There are many actions responsible cat owners can take to help keep our wildlife safe and their loved pet happy, but they key action is to keep your cat securely contained at home.

The benefits of containing indoor cats are numerous, and include keeping them safe from injury and disease and more wildlife in your local neighbourhood.


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