Can a council issue a nuisance order to a cat?

Can a council issue a nuisance order to a cat?

If your local council identifies a serious or ongoing problem, it may issue a nuisance order requiring the cat’s owner to prevent the behaviour specified in the order. If the problem persists, your local council may issue penalty notices, with the amount of the fine increasing for the second offence.

Can a cat be fined for trespassing on your property?

Council can issue an order to stop your cat trespassing and if you don’t comply you can be fined. Some Councils require cats to be confined to their owner’s property during certain hours.

Who is the legal owner of a cat?

Where the owner of a cat is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian of the owner will be deemed the legal owner of the cat and subject to any penalties or prosecutions. Microchipping and registering pets greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they are lost.

Can a council take action against a barking dog?

Complaints made to local councils about barking dogs are common. Your council will have an established procedure for investigating, and taking action against, an owner whose dog is allowed to bark excessively. Your council may require more than one complaint to progress an investigation.

Why is Brisbane City Council interested in cats?

As part of Council’s commitment to responsible cat ownership, we often partner with organisations that undertake annual de-sexing initiatives with the aim of reducing the number of unwanted kittens born in Queensland.

Can a council trap a cat on a private property?

Council does not trap pet cats on private premises in response to disputes between residents. If a domestic cat is causing a nuisance, your best option is to talk to the cat’s owner and try to resolve it. You can report to Council domestic cats causing an ongoing nuisance.

Is it illegal to own more than one cat?

Under animal cruelty legislation, if you mistreat or fail to properly care for your cat you can be prosecuted and face: ban on owning an animal. Permits are required when there are more than a certain number of cats or dogs kept in a household. This number is set by your local council — check with them what the limit is.

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