Calls to make desexing cats mandatory

  • 15/03/2016
Carolyn Pres-McKenzie (Paul Henry)
Carolyn Pres-McKenzie (Paul Henry)

Wellingtonians wanting to own more than three cats may have to ask the council for permission first.

The council's environment committee will be presented with a proposed animal bylaw, capping the number of cats a person can own without council consent.

Anyone wanting to have more than three cats will need council’s permission.

Carolyn Press-Mckenzie, founder of animal shelter HUHA, is an avid cat-lover who herself owns 7 cats, says the council’s focus is wrong and it should be encouraging desexing.