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Be a responsible cat owner

Owning a cat is a responsibility for the cat's lifetime.

​Caring for cats and their welfare

Cats are New Zealand's most popular companion animal. As a cat owner, de-sexing and micro-chipping your cat will help keep them and other animals, including native wildlife, safe and well.

The Companion Cats Code of Welfare 2018 provides guidance and legal minimum standards for the care of companion cats.

To help ensure all cats in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland have a safe and happy home for their lifetime, we have co-designed a guide to responsible cat ownership, in partnership with:

  • SPCA
  • Auckland Zoo
  • New Zealand Companion Animal Council
  • Stray Cats New Zealand.

Guidelines for cat ownership and welfare

Get a copy of the guidelines

​Responsible cat ownership on Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Learn about how to be a responsible cat owner on Aotea / Great Barrier Island.

Owners from other parts of Auckland will also benefit from many of these ideas.

Get a copy of the brochure

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