Is a cat curfew imperative?
Waikato SPCA this week asked Hamilton City Council to pass a bylaw that requires cat owners to bring their pets in overnight.
It's estimated around half of all New Zealand households own at least one cat, but the population is burgeoning. Other control measures suggested include compulsory microchipping of cats under eight and permits for owners who wish to have more than four.
Will a curfew be effective in stopping cats breeding?