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    I had the same thing happen to me, when it happened, unfortunately,i knew that scoobs had killed the cat, the feeling i had was a sickly one, for the cat and the cat owner, then i had feelings of anger for putting myself and my dog in this position by letting the cat roam at night, how was i meant to know there was a cat under a bush when scoobs was having a sniff. for most dogs this would be a natural instinct. dont feel like it was your fault, its a accident that thank god doesnt happen all to often.
    I didnt walk that route for over 3 months.
    For me, i was glad no one saw what happened, and if i had my time again, i still would keep it to myself.

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    Anne

    It's legal in my state, for me to catch any cat that comes in my back yard and take it to any vet I like and leave it there. And I know at least one vet that will PTS the cat. I expect the same fate awaits a cat I legally take to the RSPCA.

    It is also legal for a designated council officer to do the same with any cat found on council or crown land. Ie roads, footpaths, parks...

    And the Victorian laws are even more restrictive on cats.

    I'm pretty sure the same rules apply to cats, sheep, cattle, horses... it's not ok for the owners to allow them off their property unless they have permisson from the other land holders (loading on a truck for transport doesn't count).

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    I feel this discussion has taken a negative and unproductive direction, and the tone of this conversation will discourage the OP (if they're still reading) from disseminating any useful information from it. I feel comfortable stepping away from it, at this point.

    I would encourage the OP to look into their Council by-laws, and to make some anonymous enquiries about where they would stand if the incident with the cat was investigated by Council.

    If you feel the need to continue your dialogue, Anne, you're welcome to PM me.

    Good luck to the OP with your decision, and, again, sorry who have gone through such a distressing event.

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    This thread was over a month old when Obama thingy bumped it. I imagine the OP is keeping their head down - as I would be if it happened to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Anne

    It's legal in my state, for me to catch any cat that comes in my back yard and take it to any vet I like and leave it there. And I know at least one vet that will PTS the cat. I expect the same fate awaits a cat I legally take to the RSPCA.

    It is also legal for a designated council officer to do the same with any cat found on council or crown land. Ie roads, footpaths, parks...

    And the Victorian laws are even more restrictive on cats.

    I'm pretty sure the same rules apply to cats, sheep, cattle, horses... it's not ok for the owners to allow them off their property unless they have permisson from the other land holders (loading on a truck for transport doesn't count).
    It is also legal to round up a dog and take it to the local Vet and it is legal to shoot and kill a dog on a rural property if it menaces livestock or other animals.

    It is however illegal for the vet to kill a stray animal without looking for an owner or following whatever policy of that state regarding lost, wandering, abandoned and stray animals.

    I am not sure of point behind your statement??
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    Given that this is not the first time these dogs have killed;
    My dogs have accidently gotten out once before, many years ago, and they caught a cat and killed it. We went to court and paid the fine, as it was our fault. Ranger took photo's of the dogs. If this is reported will they destroy my dogs or will they label them "dangerous dogs" and make them wear a muzzle while in public? I think I am going to go get muzzles for them anyway for walking, as I would so hate for this to happen again, and at least I will feel I am doing everything I can as a responsible pet owner
    I will once again express my dismay at the advice given by some and the "who gives a fig atttitude" attributed to the cat's life and to the law.

    We all know that the cat woud be far better off being contained. As I said though, we don't know how often the cat roamed. It may have been a once off. Chances are it wasn't and a roaming cat has a higher incidence of meeting with an untimely ending but that doesn't make it right to flout the law and advise the owner to not stand up to their responsibilities.

    This is (possibly) the second cat that these dogs have killed.
    Last edited by Anne; 03-23-2011 at 08:58 AM. Reason: Edited because my comments were a little unfair.
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    Anne

    I don't know how much of this thread you've read.

    I didn't express a "who gives a fig" about the law. I did quote the relevant bits of law in my state and questioned the OP's idea that she had "control" over her dogs. If she had control she would be liable... But given she's walked away, and done none of the right things from really having her dogs under control, to trying to find the owner of the cat (who could have been 3km away or a cat dumper), she's best off not admitting anything happened.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/bsl-dog-l...tml#post118685

    And it's true I have zero sympathy for people who let their cats roam.

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    Sorry Hyacinth, I did use the word 'some' - ie advice given by some and the "who gives a fig atttitude" - which means not all. It may have looked like I was singling you out though as we had been discussing parts of the thread to and fro at the same time.
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    Hi Anne,

    Actually you are incorrect. While there are no laws stating that you must keep your cat indoors there are actually laws that state that your pets (feline included) must be confined to your property. Cats are allowed outdoors but are supposed to remain within the boundaries of your property - the same as any other pet.

    From my council. Please note the bolded line. Ipswich City Council - Cats

    Look under Permits & Local Laws if you check on the website.

    Local Laws

    Local Laws are provided by Council to assist owners to look after their cat/s, and to promote ownership responsibility in the protection of our local environment. All cat owners in Ipswich must comply with the following minimum standards in accordance with Local Law 4 (Keeping and Control of Animals), regardless of whether they require a permit or not:

    * All cats must be confined to the property at all times - cats are not allowed to roam
    * An adequate supply of food and water must be provided
    * All faeces and urine must be disposed of without causing nuisance
    * All cats must be vaccinated as appropriate to the age of the animal
    * Cats are to be kept in such a manner so as not to be harmful to the health of a person or a nuisance to the community

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    Thanks for that AngelnBatty and welcome to the site... although I feel you have been here before??

    You will note however that I state:
    There are a few councils within some states that require cats to be contained during certain hours, and this is usually through the night only.

    For the most part, there are no restrictions on cats roaming across Australian States and LGAs.


    I am aware that some LGAs have some restrictions on cats. These are very limited in number. As always, I am happy to be shown otherwise and to learn more about local Councils who have different cat ownership regulations.
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