Want to be a purr-fect pet owner? Come to Ku-ring-gai’s Cat Expo!

Published on 22 May 2019

Gordon Library will be the venue for free vet talks, demos and great prizes for cat owners between 11 and 14 June.

The Expo aims to educate cat lovers on responsible ownership through talks, demos and the chance to win a cat enclosure valued at $1000.

Vets from Thornleigh Veterinary Hospital will give talks at 10am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the expo, discussing topics such as adjusting your cat to indoor living and how to prevent roaming. There’ll also be the chance to ask the vets specific questions about your pet and to win a lucky door prize after each talk.

Other highlights include a demonstration of a cat enclosure, which can be used indoors or outdoors. Every person attending the expo will go into the draw to win a cat enclosure valued at $1000.

The cat expo at Gordon Library will run for four days during Library opening hours between 9 am and 8 pm (Friday 9 am to 5 pm). It follows the recent Council decision to trial the use of traps to catch feral cats roaming in bushland.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said that although the cat trapping trial was aimed specifically at feral cats, owners of domestic cats could also make positive changes to protect native birds and animals.

“Many owners express a wish to protect wildlife but are unsure how to keep their cats happy indoors. This expo will give them the advice and confidence to be able to do that.”

Entry to the expo is free; to find out more visit www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/catexpo or call the Council’s Companion Animals Officer on 9424 0000. Please note that pets cannot be brought to the event.

Gordon Library is located at 799 Pacific Highway Gordon.

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982