The Hamilton City Council is besotted with a peculiar catty problem as reported in nzheald.co.nz dated 17th of May 2012.
It is regarding the unprecedented increase in the feline population. Cats are fine as pets but, unless the numbers are kept in check, it creates major problems.
The Hamilton City Council has put up some proposals.
Apart from requesting cat owners to refrain from replacing cats that die, there is a proposal doing the rounds to introduce night-curfew for cats – no cats should be allowed to be out of doors between dusk and dawn.
Implementation of this action would help to protect birds and lizards and also to bring down the number of cat fights. More than 26,000 birds had been killed by cats last year alone
Moreover, households that own more than four cats and that are more than 4-months old must get them micro chipped and registered at a cost of $25 each and also get them de-sexed.