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Adopt A Cat Or Kitten



Don’t miss the op-paw-tunity to find your new furry best friend for just $50 at Townsville City Council’s Animal Care and Adoption Centre this month.

The blitz sale on cats and kittens will last for all of March and includes all cats and kittens at the Animal Care and Adoption Centre.

Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Committee chairperson Maurie Soars said the centre ensured all animals were ready to join their new homes.

“This March is National Pet Adoption Month, and what better way to celebrate than by visiting our Animal Care and Adoption Centre to see if there’s a cat or kitten who would make a great addition to your family,” Cr Soars said.

“Council’s teams work hard to make sure each cat and kitten is desexed, wormed, microchipped and have had their first vaccination.

“These animals are ready to settle down into loving homes, which is why I’d encourage anyone interested in adopting to head to our website and see which cats and kittens we have available for adoption.”

Don’t fur-get that this $50 sale ends at the end of March, so call the Animal Care and Adoption Centre on 0457 769 362 if you’re interested in coming out to see if the right claw-some cat or kitten is available for adoption into your home.

For more information and to see which animals are available for adoption, visit Council’s website


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Lorrettta Silvio
Lorrettta Silvio
Mar 01, 2023

So does this mean the whole process with the 'TCC community engagement' and their 'Have Your Say' is flawed????


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Debra Denison
Debra Denison
Mar 02, 2023
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Lorrettta,

See my response to Anne's question - judge for yourself if the 'Have Your Say' survery regarding cat management on island should be questioned?

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anne tomas
anne tomas
Mar 01, 2023

I have never heard of 'The Magnetic Island Community Committee' ? Who are they?

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Debra Denison
Debra Denison
Mar 02, 2023
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Anne,

from the emails I have of conversations within that group MI Community Committee is The President of MINCA, the President of MICDA and other members of those two groups.

They also submitted a submission to the TCC 'Have Your Say' survey.

MICDA & MINCA also submitted submissions to the TCC 'Have Your Say' survey as did other members of those two groups.

So in effect they have double dipped to bulk up the numbers in favour of phasing out cats on the island.

What is interesting is no one had heard of that group before or since????


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magiselectrical
magiselectrical
Mar 01, 2023

Charly, In your intial barrage you write; "our widely expressed aspirations to preserve, protect and present the Island's national park and World Heritage values", just who is "our". I spoke with the person in charge of this charge of getting rid of all the ferals on Australian Islands from the Federal Dept of Envrironment, we enjoyed a laugh together when I asked if this meant the Koalas as well, she responded to say "all in moderation" to which I agreed and then asked if she considered de-sexed cats as being satisfactory to which she agreed wholeheartedly .... again leading to moderation. Charly if there can be no moderation from you, as spokesperson for your "Our" group, I wonder then c…

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magiselectrical
magiselectrical
Mar 02, 2023
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Charly...... Dear me...You put out calling me a Liar so well. I remember Lorna Hemstead saying, "It is but a mere ask for poeple to forego their pets on a World Heritage Island". Maybe you should ask her if that is the truth. I have put out my honest reference, will you concede if Lorna tells you what I say is true? But in anycase Charly...... of all the things to call me out for is so gutter swiping when you know what you say is not true. I think you know already that lies and liars are on the top of my list as pet hates.

Shame Bloke!!!! Shame!!!!

I dont understand you're reference/difference to phasing out and banning.…

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chasmac
Feb 28, 2023

Whilst it is commendable that Townsville Council is trying to re-home some of the hundreds of cats that are abandoned in the city each year, it is quite something else to foist them onto Magnetic Island. Just two years ago the council engaged with the whole community in a discussion about cats (and other domestic pets) and came to a specific agreement to phase out moggies on Magnetic Island because of their incompatibility with our widely expressed aspirations to preserve, protect and present the Island's national park and World Heritage values. The council drafted new by-laws to put this aspiration into effect with Councillor Maurie Soares stating at the time "changing the policy around cats on the world heritage-listed island…


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chasmac
Mar 02, 2023
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Anne, I'm pleased to see that you encourage people to vote. I note that you have exactly the same opportunity that I do to consult with TCC and other authorities to lobby for changes to the way that things get done here and to generally have your opinions and points of view heard in the forums you choose to use. I use some of them too. I share your frustration that TCC can't seem to resolve some local issues like parking at the ferry terminal or appointment of a local dog catcher and I suspect that the matter of phasing out cats will end up in the same 'too hard' basket. But it doesn't mean I give up or that…

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