There have been calls for a cap on the number of cats kept in a household in Sydney.
Wollondilly Council has several proposals to put to the NSW Government on the issue of domestic cats, with compulsory desexing another option on the cards.
This is due to the impact on local wildlife protection areas, particularly for outdoor cats.
Furthermore, feral cats are believed to kill as many as 75 million native animals each night across Australia.
“It’s not going to be just two cats (people are allowed), I dare say it will be more than that,” Councillor Simon Landow told the Macarthur Chronicle.
“At the moment dogs and cats aren’t equal … a cat can prowl around and do what it wants.
“If a dog did that it’s a fine and we slap it with a menacing dog order.
“The majority of people who own cats are law abiding but it’s about education — and clearly the message is not getting through.”