Keeping Cats Safe at Home Education Trip

The Keeping Cats Safe at Home Education Program was officially launched at schools across the New South Wales Northern Rivers region this month. Between the 8th and 12th of May, the program educated over 500 students from six different schools in the Byron Shire Council, Tweed Shire Council, and Kyogle Council about keeping their cats safe at home. It was a very busy trip visiting 6 schools and speaking to 508 students in total!

The education presentation taught students how to care for cats and the importance of desexing, how to keep cats safe at home, and the impacts cats have on our native wildlife. Through engaging and interactive activities, students learned about cats’ unique behaviours and how to be responsible cat owners.

The program was presented by RSPCA NSW senior education officer Stephanie Sok and the Keeping Cats Safe at Home project officer Silvina Tolli, with the collaboration of members of each council: Kyogle Council ranger Eddie Brown and Senior Environmental Services officer Judy Faulks; and Byron Shire Education officer Priscilla O’Bryan.


Goonengerry Public School 5


RSPCA NSW also visited local cat rescue groups collaborating with the project including Friends of the Pound (Tweed Shire Council) Pets for Life, (Byron Shire Council), and AWL North Branch (Byron Shire Council), as well as the RSPCA NSW OP Shop to thank Danielle Barrett for assisting us with the project desexing program in the area.

Future visits to schools in the New South Wales Northern Rivers region will be led by local councils to promote the education program.

Click here to learn more about the Keeping Cats Safe at Home campaign.