PLEASE NEVER REHOME AN ANIMAL TO THIS MAN – KEERTHI ESWARAN
We are alerting all our readers to this man. Not only has he been caught for Australia’s biggest wildlife seizure but he also poses as an animal lover and takes on cats and dogs and goodness knows what other animals who are advertised as needing new homes.
A petition to appeal his paltry sentence is at bottom.
In a move that has outraged animal lovers and welfare advocates from the NT and around Australia, the so-called “Pussy Stuffer” taxidermist Keerthi Eswaran yesterday was sentenced in a Darwin court and he will not be jailed!
Instead, Eswaran handed a 10 month suspended sentence. Wildlife investigators describe the sentence as “disappointing” and are considering the possibility of an appeal. Judge Dick Wallace had previously said he doubted Eswaran’s story that the majority of the animals found were already dead. So how on earth did this animal murderer get off so lightly?
The reality is the criminal justice system of Australia is weak – time and time again animal offenders are let off with lenient sentences. Animal welfare advocates must act to have these laws changed and suitable punishments enforced for those who inflict cruelty on animals.
I live on May street in Ludmilla and 2 of my neighbours have both had their cats run over and killed 1 day apart from each other but neither case seems like an accident as both cats suffered horrific injuries which makes me think that there’s possibly some piece of shit driving around targeting cats. I could be wrong but it seems a bit odd that both cats were killed in a horrific way.
Christmas is coming up and there will be the annual exodus from Darwin and surrounds.
Please ensure your pet(s) is well catered for if you are leaving on holidays. Unless he can use a mobile phone make sure the microchip is in and registered.
If you are leaving your pet at home with a paid or unpaid pet sitter please ensure they have a very good photo of your pet and are given clear instruction on what to do if he/she goes missing, ie post on all social media but also follow some other simple steps outlined in: https://telaf.wordpress.com/telaf-search/
Storm season again. Just a reminder to give pets special protection in the lead up to the wet and cyclone season. Below are some tips for pets in cyclones.
In the event of a cyclone please keep your pets safe inside.
If you have to leave your accommodation and go to a shelter and can’t take your pets with you it’s advised you leave pets with food and water but never leave them tied up. Preferably stay with them as they will probably be frightened.
If your animals really stress out try to block out noise (mattress at windows etc) and remain calm yourself. Pets pick up very quickly on their human’s stress, exacerbating their own.
There is quite a lot of info on pets and cyclone. Please check these out at:
Oh and don’t forget to photograph your pet. It’s too late once they are lost
Please, if you have lost your cat – or dog – check this link to view animals currently in the Pound. Many of these animals will be euthanised if not claimed. There are loads of cats here at the moment.
I have just found this on the Animal Rescue Site, thought I’d pass it on. I don’t know any details but you can visit http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/cs-common-dogs-xylitol/ for more information
Protect Your Pets From These Common Foods Containing Xylitol
You may not know it, but some foods in your sugar-free diet or smoking cessation plan can seriously sicken your pets in less than 30 minutes, reports Petful. Foods containing the natural sweetener xylitol can cause vomiting, seizures and other life-threatening conditions in your dog, and possibly in your cat. Sold in packets as a sugar substitute and used to make products such as Nicorette gum, Flintstones vitamins, Orbit gum, mouthwashes and toothpastes, xylitol can poison your dog, causing his blood sugar level to drop.Like chocolate, xylitol is another example of a food that most people can eat with no problem, but that causes severe harm in dogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners in 2011 about the causes and symptoms of xylitol poisoning,
If you see animals being abandoned or dumped call animal welfare
1300 720 386
and get the rego number of the vehicle.
Found kitten, estimated 6 weeks old, near Buffalo Creek 24/6/16 but think he/she has been down there for a few days longer than this. Found sitting dehydrated and emaciated by the side of the road. Now safe and fed/watered.
We think this little kitten may well have been dumped – it is illegal to abandon a pet. I know we will probably never find the person who did this and its highly unlikely the sort of person who would commit an offence of this nature would be using pages like TELAF but please be on the look out and if you see animals being abandoned or dumped call animal welfare and get the rego number of the vehicle.
Please note there will be a Fireworks Display this Thursday (28 April) at the Mindil Beach Markets between 8pm and 9pm.
If you live nearby and have pets that are worried by the noise and lights of fireworks, please make sure they are safely indoors and have a quiet place to shelter.
Thanks to NT Worksafe for this information.
I have just received this in the e mail from The Central Animal Records. Know nothing about it but thought I’d pass it on for those with houdini dogs who might be interested in preventative measures – hey wouldn’t it be great if there was no need for TELAF 😉
Petrek GPS Pet Tracker
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Fantastic easy to use mobile phone App.
Set a virtual fence around your property and receive phone alerts as soon as your pet gets out!
See satellite or street views on your phone to locate your pet. Fits almost any collar. Great battery life.
go to http://pettrackingoz.com.au/products/petrek-lt-905g for more info
Please consider the next time you go to the vet to get your pets microchip scanned. Make sure its still working and make sure it is registered. There are so many animals who have microchips that are not registered on the main data base so even though you think you are safe and will get your fur baby back if missing if he isnt registered he might just as well not be microchipped.
Also if you change any of your contact details, make sure the registry has your new details. This is another reason why people don’t get reunited with their chipped animal.
We have previously had spates of cats going missing in Muirhead/Lyons.
Please keep a really good eye on your cat if you live in this area, it appears it might be starting again.
New lost and found Face Book site has been developed for the rural areas to be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/947095885358552/
TELAF has created a cat aware Face Book group (TECA – Top End Cat Aware) for the cat lovers amongst us. Cats are notoriously difficult to reunite as they are such silent creatures, they don’t run along roads and make themselves visible as do most dogs. They hide when distressed and hence the reunite rate with cats is very low.
This group is broader than just lost and founds although of course will cover this too. It aims to highlight welfare issues, trouble spots and provide some information/education for our local community on cats in general. Rehoming groups are welcome to advertise for homes or foster homes needed.
if you are interested and have a love of cats please join TECA athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/573945992763462/members/
We look forward to meeting you there 🙂
If you are searching through the site for lost and found animals please use the search capabilities of WordPress.
- On the right hand side there are links (blue) under ‘categories’. So if you have lost a dog click on the ‘found dogs’ link
- if you have found a ginger cat and are searching for somebody who has lost a ginger cat you can type ‘lost ginger cat’ in the search box on the right hand side and then click on the box ‘search’. It will bring up all the ginger found cats on our site and is a lot quicker than plodding through all the posts as there are over 3,000 of them at this point.
We do try to keep this site updated as far as possible but can only go on the information which is given to us so if you have posted an animal here before and have found that animal (or the found animal’s home) please let us know so we can delete.
If you have not found your lost animal and would like to repost please let us know and we can bump the post up to the top again.
If you are providing an update please give us some info on the animal or location or we wont know what we are searching for – a name is great if you have provided the name in the first place.
your TELAF team
Somebody in Nightcliff is shooting cats with a cross bow. Sorry for the horrific photos but his is a horrific act.
If you, or anybody you know, knows of who might be doing this please contact the police and let us know as well. E mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not only is this a prosecutable offence but these cats will be dying a long and agonizing death. This one is clearly still alive and is getting urgent vet attention. It is completely beyond belief how anybody can act in such a heinous manner.
Please keep your cats inside and warn friends to do the same.
We will post more details as they come to light
Update – This cat is a male, very friendly but possibly lost and homeless at the time of the shooting. He is being treated at the Ark Animals Hospital. He was found by a lovely lady who lives in a set of units on Progress Drive near the roundabout which is at the juncture of Progress Dr and Nightcliff Rd.
It is thanks to the lady who found him and Top End Rehoming …Group that he has been found and is at the vets now.
Unfortunately his vet fees will be high and Top End Rehoming Group will be footing the bill so if anybody would like to assist with the vet bill you can either donate to Top End Rehoming Group via their pay pal account – just type their e mail address into the pay pal section email@example.com. or you could donate directly to The Ark Animal Hospital by ringing them and making d donation over the phone (or dropping in of course)
FINAL UPDATE Sadly the injuries sustained by this poor baby were too severe and he has been euthanised. RIP lovely boy
The Ark have decided to waiver the fee for this little cat last night so no need for donations.. We raised $40 last night for the little guy and that will go towards another rescue in need.
Many thanks to those who donated and who expressed disgust at this crime.
Cats don’t like change. So Please Please if you are moving house with your cat ensure you keep him/her inside for at least 2 weeks. Some cats will cope better than others. If you are worried he will slip past you as you open the door (very common) then keep your cat in a spare room, can be the bathroom, laundry, spare bedroom, anywhere which is safe and quiet. Set up the dirt box and food/water bowls and let him settle in. Once he has established himself then try some supervised trips into the garden.
TELAF recommends that all cats should be kept in at night for their safety and that of other animals.
So many cats go missing when their owners move because they are let out too soon. Please read our page on moving house to get detailed info.
facial recognition for dogs (free registration…. online or smartphone) – what a great idea being rolled out in Ipswich. I wonder if it works for cats.
Due to the large numbers of people who go away during the Christmas/January break boarding catteries and kennels book up fast. There are also a number of businesses who will come to your house and care for your animals/s in your own environment. This can be a very good alternative for those who have multiple animals or whose animals become very stressed in a different environment.
Please ensure you have made secure arrangements for care for your animal/s.
If you ask a friend to look after your animal please make sure they have an up to date picture of your pet/s so if they do get lost a search can be made straight away . Also make sure your pet/s is microchipped with up to date numbers
Give your friends clear instructions on what to do if the pet gets sick or lost.
If you ask a friend to care for your cat/s in their house please ask them to keep the cats inside for 4 weeks or there is a likelihood the cat/s will try to get back to your house – cats are very bonded to territory. A lot of people don’t know this and we have many cats who go missing for this reason. The same applies if you are moving house. Please see section https://telaf.wordpress.com/moving-house/for more info on moving with pets.
Lets make this Christmas season a happy one for you and your pets. 🙂
We have just heard on good authority that somebody in Gunn around Peckham Court and McPhee Place is laying poison for cats.
If you have a cat and live in this area or if you know anybody who does please warn them to keep their cat indoors.
The NT Govt has a survey about the Territory Day Public Holiday. People looking at the TELAF site may be interested in having their say as this could affect the amount of Fireworks been sold on Territory Day – and the effect on our pets.
The NT Government’s view is that a public holiday should occur on Territory Day as a way of celebrating our day, but an additional public holiday comes at a financial cost to business, government and the community. To make this happen, which existing holiday would you prefer to see swapped for a Territory Day public holiday.
Click on the link below – or copy & paste into your browser to have your say about Territory Day.
Interested in saving heartache by keeping your cat safe in your yard? visit the Oscillot web site. they are offering a financial year special with savings up to 50%
Phone (08) 85724471 or visit Oscillot at www.oscillot.com.au
2 large feral dogs attacking people’s pets – thought to be living at the back of Muirhead – see text below
Hi, just hoping you could please help spread the word for me as no one seems to want to do anything.
We live in Muirhead and over the last year there have been two large feral dogs living somewhere in the bush out the back along Lee Point Rd. These two dogs attacked my neighbours’ dog last yr causing extensive damage to his leg, they only let go of his dog when he ran at then with a 2m plank of wood. I believe they are also the dogs responsible for taking someone else’s dog last year but can’t be sure. We contacted the Council but they didn’t do anything. They were not around during the wet so we assumed they had moved on. But over the last 3 weeks they have returned nearly every night trying to get at the neighbours’ dog again as he is so weak from the previous attack. We contacted the Council and they told me that they only work until 7pm so there wasn’t much they could do.
The night after that they managed to get the dog as someone had possibly left a gate open. He is in serious condition with torn stomach muscles and puncture wounds from head to back legs. Still not sure he will make it.
My point is that the word needs to be put out there, these dogs are extremely dangerous and come anytime between 8:30pm-3:30am. One is a dingo X and the other is a bull Arab X and is very large (possibly old hunting dog). Do not try to approach then as they are not frightened and I’m worried they will attack a human as they were not that frightened of me trying to chase them away until I picked up a chunk of wood.
I’m disappointed the council do not want to make an effort!!!!! NT news haven’t contacted me back yet as I wanted them to help spread the word.
What happens if they decide to grab one of the many children in the area!!?
Could you please help put the word out, so people are aware they are around and to take care at night in this area?
It would be much appreciated if you could help me try to get something done.
TELAF has concerns that too many animals are missing without any trace, sightings or explanation.
For many years in the NT and probably in other juristictions, rumours have abounded that animals are stolen for purposes such as dog fighting and other cruel exploits. Whilst activities such as these are illegal it relies on police and other protection agencies to manage the situation.
If we are aware that there are unsavoury people in our community who aim to hurt animals we can protect our own animals by ensuring they are kept behind locked gates or kept indoors especially at night.
It’s is a sobering thought that even for those who care little for animals there is a very strong link between cruelty to animals and cruelty to humans
Do NOT give your pets to this Man
Keerthi Eswaran is suspected of murdering a number of animals after offering
them good homes.
We have strong suspicions that he kills the loving pets you try to rehome or at the least he loses them.
He has a Taxidermy business.
Within the last month he approached a rescue group and adopted 3 cats, two on 16/4/14 (Charleigh and Mittens) and one (Eric) 10 April. On 29/4/14 he adopted a further 2 from a different rescuer (Freckles and Ginger Noodles) . He was very specific as to colour – ginger and tabby. All cats go out on a trial basis for 2 weeks.
Initially Keerthi advised all cats were going very well and offered for the foster carers to visit the cats. On further communication he gave 2 addresses but the people who lived in the addresses knew nothing of the cats whereabouts nor did they have any knowledge of him ever having cats. In one of the houses there were a number of stuffed animals on display.
The NT News did an article on him on 1/12/13 where it states he has freezers full of road kill, crocodiles and domestic cats
Following that he has been extremely evasive in regards follow up and when he has been in communication he has given a number of different stories.
His story now (just 3 days after the rehoming on trial of the latest 2 cats) is that the cats were frightened off by a dog of a neighbour and he hasn’t seen them again – this is despite his promise that he would keep them safe inside for the requisite 2-4 weeks.
He poses as a really genuine caring person looking for a furry loving family member for him and his wife.
He promises to keep rescuers updated on the pets then he avoids all communication once he realises the rescuers are serious about follow up.
At this point we have no knowledge of the whereabouts of the cats or even if they are still alive. We suspect they are dead or he would by now have handed them over.
We have no idea how many other animals have been adopted by this ‘loving man’ but there are comments as to roosters and parrots.
Cats missing in Lyons/Muirhead area
If you own a cat or maybe a small dog and live in this area please keep a close eye on your pet, there is another spate of cats missing in the area. Has anybody seen any packs of roaming dogs? TELaF strongly recommends that cats be kept inside at night time especially
Cats missing in Gunn, Bellamack, Woodroffe, Gray, Bakewell
TELAF receives a disproportionate number of reports of lost cats in Gunn, Bellamack, Woodroffe, Gray, Bakewell. Not sure what is happening but if you live in these areas, or know somebody who does, please warn them their cat is at risk if they let them outside unsupervised.
thankyou – your TELAF Team
FOUND – Expensive dog collar found in East Point area. Brand named. Description required Phone 8948 2737
ALSO FOUND – Following the recent storms, sand has been eroded at Casuarina Beach causing some trees to fall onto the beach.
A memorial plaque attached to a branch has been removed and can be collected Ring 8948 2737. Wording as below:
Little Chloe – 01-03-1996 – 22-10-2012 – R.I.P. Sweetie
Warning. Small animals being poisoned in Coconut Grove.
Please let any neighbours or friends know if they have small animals. Waiting on further information
We have just had a report from a friend of TELAF who says “keep all small dogs and cats inside after dark in the Woolner/Bayview/Winnellie/Berrimah/Stuart Park/Dinah Beach areas due to roaming stray dogs” Our friend advised that one of the dog came into her yard yesterday despite her own dogs and killed a rescue kitten who she was fostering. Fortunately her own dogs saw them off but not early enough to save the kitten.
URGENT assistance is needed to move donated goods for Emergency Vets and carers treating burned and lost animals from QLD to NSW where bushfire victims need it. There are items for pets, livestock and wildlife. WIRES urgently needs pet supplies and crates but we don’t have funds for transport. Can anyone help with transport please? In return, you get a mention on Brisbane’s animal rescue pages – might promote your business? Can anyone help move these goods from collection points in Brisbane to drop off to vets in Blue Mountains / Sydney? Ph 0408601082 if you can help.
Does your cat wear a collar?
Collars can be great for ID with cats but there are significant dangers:
There are large numbers of reported incidences where the front leg(s) gets caught under the collar causing the collar to cut under the front armpit into the bone. The cat is usually so stressed that he/she will go into hiding, causing huge stress and grief all round. Without intervention this may cause septicemia and eventually death.
If you do use a collar:
- ensure it is a proper cat collar with an elastic insert (or completely elastic) and with a safety clip
- check the elastic still has plenty of spring
- check you can fit just 2 finger (no more) between neck and collar and keep checking with kittens as they grow larger
- too tight and the cat will choke
- too loose and the cat is in danger of getting his/her front leg caught in the collar thus causing extensive injury
- cut the excessive of the collar off.
I once had to cut the excess bit of an elastic collar off the tongue of a cat where she had groomed herself and got the furry elastic excess caught on her tongue and couldn’t free herself. She ended up getting her tongue pinned down to her chest where the collar was. Fortunately we got her quickly so there was no long term damage, but it would have been extremely painful and stressful if she had been left for any length of time.
Telaf highly recommends microchips 🙂
NEIGHBOURHOOD WARNING: Laci wanted to put a warning out in the public domain for others to be on the lookout. ”
Our neighborhood in Muirhead (near Lyons) has been targeted in the last few days with a few houses being ‘tagged’ with purple tape. My own house was done last night, it’s just a small piece of purple masking tape and it was near our bedroom window. 2 or 3 nights ago a blue ute was seen scouting the area, it had no number plate and had a dog cage on the back. A neighbor tried to get a photo but the ute sped off, almost hitting a car on their way.
Our other neighbor had their Rottweiler attempted to be lifted over their fence in the middle of the night but her collar snapped. Just wanted to let people know it IS happening and to keep an eye out for this and keep an eye on your dogs!”
Please go to council web site if you have an animal who is microchipped and for whom you need details
The following information is to assist in owners who have lost their pet:
- Contact your local council to notify that your pet has gone missing, ensure that your contact details are up to date on the animal’s registration
- Contact the RSPCA on (08) 8984 3795
- Register your lost pet with Top End Lost and Found www.telaf.wordpress.com or the Top End Lost and Found Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TopEndLostAndFound?fref=ts
- If your pet is microchipped, ensure that all of your contact details are up to date
- Contact the local veterinary hospitals in your area as your pet may have been handed in
Many dogs in particular are terrified of fireworks. They have no idea what is happening and inevitably try to bolt and find refuge from the noise, smell and general chaos. Unfortunately this ends up with many dogs being on the run in July/August and many getting hit by cars.
If your dog is one of these some options to calm your dog are:
- wearing a thunder jacket (your dog not you 🙂
- confining in a room in the house, shutting the windows, putting on some relaxing music
- ensure your dog can hide somewhere – like under a bed
- don’t show stress yourself. Animals pick up on owner stress – keep things as normal as possible but stay with your dog
- if you know your pet is stressed by fireworks don’t leave him/her alone. You may want to see fireworks display but try to leave one family member at home to support your pet.
- if it’s severe ask your vet for a sedative
- don’t tether you dog and then leave him
There are some very good tips on http://kb.rspca.org.au/How-should-I-care-for-my-pets-during-fireworks-displays_82.html
Kittens are usually born in the warmer months. In Darwin this is all year but this time of year is unfortunately the worst. Unfortunately homes can’t be found for all.
If you have an undesexed cat now is the time to desex (yes males too – it takes 2 to tango!). If you are financially strapped go to National Desexing network home page to find out how they will help with a discount – http://www.ndn.org.au/about.php
To adopt a kitten or an adult cat visit PAWS, The Darwin Animal Rescue site or RSPCA. Please adopt a shelter animal rather than buying from a pet shop. Pet shops generally don’t desex their animals. Animals from rescue groups are vet checked, temperament tested and are up to date with their shots and best of all they are desexed and microchipped.
Here are just some of the cats/kittens available from the Darwin Animal Rescue site
Welcome to our third member of the TELAF team – Sue
Sue started last week and has already contributed significantly to the updating of the TELAF site. Our team now comprises of Sideon, Jac and Sue.
For all those who send updates can you please give us enough information to find the original post easily. As there are 3 of us it is sometimes confusing with too little info. The best way is to copy the link location (find your post, right click on the title bar (Lost – Dog …..) and choose ‘copy link location’ then paste this into the body of your e mail). We can then update your post within a matter of a few seconds 🙂
Many thanks and have a wonderful and safe festive season – the TELAF team.
Where do puppies come from??
Do you know the origins of your puppy/dog? (if you have one).
Watch this short video clip to become informed
Care about Animals?
ABC 4 Corners This Monday night at 8:30PM, exposes an animal cruelty story.
Your lobbying power can make a difference.
Warning possible baiting of dogs in the Karama area.
Please email the website if you have any information.
Warning – Information has just come in
I just want to let everyone know that i received a phone call last night the 29/06/12 from two men enquiring about a dog that I’m trying to re-home. They asked a lot of questions about the dog’s health and size etc. They said that their friend was coming to visit them from Vietnam and that they wanted to have the dog as he likes to eat dog soup. These men sounded serious as they were saying that the $100 I’m asking was a bit much to pay as they just wanted to kill and eat him. I hung up on them very distressed. They used a private number to call me
Warning to cat/dog owners in Lyons, Bellamack, Dwn River
(16/6/12 – there also seem to be a very large number of the Maltese type dogs missing. These are from different areas so it may just be that a lot of people have this type of dog – not sure what to make of this but if you or a friend has a maltese please take special care with his/her safety – Sideon)
There have been 5 cats/kittens who have gone missing in the last month alone in Lyons. If you read this and have a cat or a friend who has a cat who lives in Lyons please can you warn them to keep their/your cat inside.
We don’t know what is happening and we do hope that these cats will be reunited but this is a disproportionate number of cats missing in just one suburb. – Sideon
I saw your warning about Lyons, I just thought I’d add our dog was mauled to death by stray, possibly wild dogs in Bellamack, as Garfield is still missing I’m thinking a similar fate might have happened to him as much as the thought breaks my heart. Maybe you could warn Bellamack residents too as I’d hate for them to go through the month I’ve just had. I now sleep with my other dog and Archie to keep them safe and kept indoors. – Emma
This is partly in relation to our dog Pogo (https://telaf.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/lost-dog-kelpiegs-x-pogo/), and partly in relation to your warning to cat owners in Bellamack.
On 2 June our 22 Month old Bull Arab, Dutchess, was mauled to death on our property on Darwin River Road, Darwin River. She was a 40kg dog and quite fast moving, so it would have had to have been a few dogs to firstly stop her, and secondly the damage done to her was done by more than a few dogs (in the opinion of all who saw her body). It happened between the hours of 5:30 and 8:30/9am on Saturday morning. I want to warn other dog owners in the area that there is a pack about, but also want them to think back to that morning and see if they think their dog was involved, and do what is needed to either contain it properly, or prevent them from doing this again.
Our neighbours 10mo puppy was involved, but he wouldn’t have been the instigator (our neighbour asked if we could put him down, because he didn’t want a dog involved in that to be on his property with his kids, if it had been the other way around we would have reluctantly done the same thing). The incident has been reported to the council. Unfortunately we think our Pogo met the same fate.
Add your voice to support public fireworks displays ONLY
sign the petition
On the first of July each year Northern Territorians celebrate marking the commencement of Self Government in the Territory. The day is celebrated in a number of ways, including the famous Territory Day fireworks (both public and private). Many Northern Territorians are fed up with the carnage resulting from irresponsible fireworks use and want to see a ban on public purchase and detonation of fireworks. Telaf supports controlled fireworks displays that are available for the safe enjoyment of the whole community and the banning of public sale and usage of fireworks. Add your voice by signing our on line petition at: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-the-sales-of-fireworks-to-the-public-northern-ter.html
Many dogs will take advantage of a spot of freedom if the gates are left open by accident or if somebody deliberately opens them to cause troubles. Not only this but its easy to steal a dog – especially a puppy – from a garden where the gates aren’t locked.
most people are aware of security around their material possessions but might not consider the dog or cat (or any other animal) being stolen.
As we all know if somebody really wants to get into your property they will but a padlock with a high fence is a good deterrent
There appears to be a largish number of cats going missing from Fannie Bay. If you or a friend/neighbour has a cat and lives in Fannie Bay please take extra special care. Its sensible to keep cats in at night after they have been fed, although if you can keep them in at all times of course this is the safest. Many people will let their cat out just when they are around. Cats are creatures of routine and this can be utilized when giving them access to the great outdoors, ie an hour when you get home and before you feed them.
Check out the various cat containment methods – Oscillot is one which has a link on this site, but there are many varieties
…… that raisins, onions, chocolate, cocoa and macadamia nuts can be fatal to dogs if eaten ….. and …… paper shredders can also be leghal. If you have a paper shredder best to turn off at wall and better to unplug completely unless in use.