Keeping Cats Safe at Home

RSPCA NSW is pleased to introduce its new project ‘Keeping Cats Safe at Home’. This project will receive a $2.5 million funding grant from the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

The project aims to improve care for pet cats through responsible cat ownership and to protect wildlife from cat predation.

We hope to keep cats safe from harm, especially from car accidents, disease, and attacks from other animals as well as to prevent predation of native wildlife, by encouraging pet owners to keep cats within the boundaries of their property.

This is an exciting 4-year behaviour change project. We will work closely with 10 local councils across NSW and are currently consulting local stakeholders including veterinarians, wildlife organisations, animals’ welfare organisations and the general community.

Community members, including people living outside of the participating councils, are encouraged to submit their views about cats and how they are managed via our survey link below.

What do you think about cats?

The findings of the consultation will inform the design and implementation of the project. The consultation is already underway, and we would love to hear from you.

The participating councils include Blue Mountains City Council, Byron Shire Council, Campbelltown City Council, City of Parramatta Council, Hornsby Shire Council, Northern Beaches Council, Shoalhaven City Council, Tweed Shire and Kyogle Councils, Walgett Shire Council and Weddin Shire Council.

We commend the local councils and state government for demonstrating their commitment to wildlife protection and caring for companion animals and look forward to sharing more about the progress of the project over the next four years.

If you would like more information, please contact us:

Dr Gemma Ma
Project Manager
0490 431 554

Silvina Tolli
Project Officer
0477 415 462



This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust