Feline focus on Midway Point

Ten Lives has expanded its efforts to improve responsible cat ownership in southern Tasmanian communities by releasing a new campaign to improve the welfare of cats at Midway Point.

Ten Lives manager Noel Hunt said the collaboration between Ten Lives and the Tasmanian Government’s cat management sector (Tassie Cat) was about promoting responsible cat ownership to benefit both pets and owners.

“We love when cats are treated properly and every risk is taken care of through desexing, microchipping and safe containment,” he said.

“If these safety measures cannot be implemented, please seek help and advice to improve the animal’s welfare.

“This project is about educating communities on responsible cat ownership and equipping owners with the tools to provide the best homes for their feline friends.”

Tassie Cat coordinator Dr Sara Balouch said actively involving all stakeholders including cat management facilities, rescue centres and cat owners had proved successful on previous projects in other regions.

“A significant part of this project will be determining the levels of cat ownership in the community and conducting surveys to help us implement positive initiatives,” she said.

“There are many people who are not educated about the benefits of microchipping and desexing and it is our job to provide them with this information.”

Sorell Mayor Kerry Vincent said the council was pleased to play a key role in delivering the project.

“The Sorell community has a lot of passionate cat owners and there has been a recent focus towards responsible cat ownership,” he said.

“With this project isolated to Midway Point it provides an opportunity to conduct specific surveys and understand some key issues that need addressing.”

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