Cats do not need to be registered in Palmerston. 

Council offers a cat trap hire service, with a security deposit and a nominal fee to enable residents to manage feral cats. Cat traps can be hired from Council's customer service counter at Civic Plaza. 

Any domestic trapped cats can be taken to a local vet for microchip scanning in an attempt to find the owner. If unsuccessful they may be handed to animal rescue groups or the RSPCA for rehoming.

A voucher is provided by Council to offset veterinary costs to dispose of unwanted stray or feral cats. The responsibility for arranging an appropriate outcome of all trapped cats is entirely up to the cat trap hirer.


Fees and charges