Cats are natural predators, and can kill many animals each year if left to roam
Knox City Council will enforce fines if a cat is spotted on the street.
A cat found with misaligned eyes has gained thousands of social media followers.
An animal shelter in Auckland is encountering a backlog of stray cats needing rehoming due to COVID-19.
"I dropped my phone on the ground, burst into tears, and just picked him up."
45 percent of Kiwi households have at least one cat.