Cats can live full, happy and long lives when kept inside the home. It is important for the wellbeing of your cat that you keep them contained, particularly at night. You can read more about the importance of keeping your cat contained at

  • Ensure your cat always has a collar and identification tag on. The tag should include your pet’s name and your mobile number
  • If you allow your cat outdoors, their collar should also have a bell attached to warn off birds.
  • Most cats take to litter box training quite quickly. Research online for tips on optimal litter box placement and litter box training.
  • If your cat goes missing, call the Liverpool Animal Shelter.
  • For further information, tips and resources regarding responsible cat ownership please visit

  • Ensure your cat has access to clean, cool water at all times.
  • Provide your cat with a well balanced, high quality diet. Contact your vet for advice specific to your cats needs.
  • Ensure your cat always has adequate shelter suitable for all weather conditions.
  • Take your cat to the vet for regular health checks.
  • You are strongly encouraged to have your cat desexed to prevent unwanted litters and health issues. Pensioners can apply for a desexing subsidy through Liverpool City Council - Apply Online or download a paper form here.

Liverpool City Council has implemented its Urban Cat Management Plan 2021 to address increasing community concern around nuisance cats and uncontrolled cat populations in the local government area.

The plan provides a set of actions aimed at reducing cat roaming, soiling and noise complaints as well as promoting responsible pet ownership and improving the welfare of cats.

Click here to read Liverpool City Council’s Urban Cat Management Plan 2021.