- Wildlife Info
Domestic cats and dogs pose a serious threat to wildlife because of their natural hunting instincts.
Many pet owners don’t think about what their pets get up to outside but even the most docile of cats or dogs can prey on or kill native wildlife because they are natural hunters and carnivores.
As an example an average domestic cat can bring home 16 mammals, 8 birds and 8 reptiles each year and there are more than two and a half million domestic cats in Australia. Feral cats also feed on wildlife, there are an estimated 12 million feral cats across Australia, many of which were once someone’s pet until they were forgotten, let go or ran away. Cats have excellent eyesight, hearing and sense of smell. They can detect the smallest movement and can hear the scratching of an animal many metres away.
Every cat and dog deserves a safe home where it is loved, cared for and kept free from hazards. It is also possible to help your pets and wildlife co-exist safely by following the steps below:
Catnip Modular Cat Parks 1 800 639 998
Cats Inside Out Cat Enclosures 0408 060 164
Cat Protection Society (02) 9519 7201
RSPCA (02) 9770 7555
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