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Responsible cat ownership includes proper housing, feeding, control, care and breeding.
Cat owners also need to be aware of the problems, which can occur if their pets are allowed to roam. Cats are classed as a ‘Companion Animal’ and their ownership is governed by the Companion Animals Act.
Cats can cause considerable damage to the environment if allowed to wander.
If you own a cat, you are encouraged to keep them inside at night to reduce the chances of them fighting and hunting other animals. It is also a good idea for your cat to wear a bell or movement activated audible and visual alarm on its collar to warn other wildlife.