Persistent Nuisance Cat Problems

Cat Pawing

The South Australian Dog and Cat Management Act has been designed to help manage stray and nuisance cats, while providing legal protection for cats and cat owners.

If you are experiencing a problem with persistent nuisance cats, you can set traps for cats.

If an unidentified (no collar with owner contact details or no M in the ear indicating it is microchipped) cat is caught in the trap take it to the Animal Welfare League, the RSPCA, or a vet. Those organisations will scan the cat for a microchip and if possible make contact with the owner. If no owner can be located, they may lawfully keep, re-home or euthanase the cat.

If the cat is identified (wearing a collar with owner contact details attached or has the letter M tattooed in its ear) it must be released from the trap immediately. If you do not release the cat you are breaking the law.

Legislative Requirements

For more information on legislative requirements and changes please visit
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