Cat management update August 2021

Exciting progress is continuing with reducing the impacts of cats in Bruny Island. This latest update includes these highlights:

  • 40 cats (23 feral and 17 stray) removed from the project area.
  • Feral cat control activities underway in the seabird colonies of north Bruny Island.
  • Camera monitoring to estimate cat densities across north Bruny.
  • Bruny Cat By-Law compliance rates above 70% for registered cat owners on Bruny Island.
  • Opening of the Bruny Island Cat Management Facility in Alonnah, funded jointly through Ten Lives Cat Centre and Kingborough Council.
  • 14 stray cats taken to the Alonnah Cat Facility. Most were rehomed through the Ten Lives Cat Centre, one domestic cat was returned to its owner.
  • Camera monitoring by members of the Bruny Island Environment Network on private properties at Apollo Bay, Dennes Point and Barnes Bay.
  • 11 community members assisting with cat trapping on their properties.
  • A non-lethal trial of thermal shooting undertaken in the shearwater colonies.
  • GPS tracking of feral cats to better understand their movement patterns and impacts on eastern quolls

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