Keep your kitty and your neighbours happy

April 8, 2013 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is reminding Airdrie cat owners to be responsible pet owners by keeping their cat and their neighbours happy.

“Pet owners are responsible for the health and welfare of the cat and ensuring the cat stays on the owner’s property,” says Darryl Poburan, Manager of Municipal Enforcement. Owners can keep cats healthy by ensuring the cat is vaccinated, spayed or neutered. Keeping cats indoors ensures their safety and keeps neighbours happy.

Residents with stray cats on their property can try numerous easy and effective deterrents. “From placing coffee grounds and/or eggs shells in your flower beds to planting strongly scented plants that cats dislike, deterring cats from your yard can be simple,” said Poburan.

The City of Airdrie does not have cat control legislation, therefore Municipal Enforcement cannot respond to cat complaints or assist in finding a lost cat. If a resident has lost their cat or found a lost cat, they can visit PetLynx.net to see if the owner is looking for the animal or file a lost or found report.

More information is available on airdrie.ca under Responsible Pet Ownership.

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Media contact:
Darryl Poburan
Manager, Building Inspections, RCMP & Municipal Enforcement
403.948.7893

 

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