It is important for the community and residents of Canowindra to know about the situation with the cats around the area. Some Canowindra locals are saying they are caring for lost cats, helping them find their way home, when this is not true. I must stress this is only some people.
The cats are not lost, but are caught in a cat trap that has been supplied with plenty of food and even fresh chicken. Of course a cat will wander if it thinks it is going in for a better meal elsewhere.
The cats that are trapped are taken away, and if they are not micro chipped, they will never find their way home again. To some people, such as pensioners, a cat is the only companion they have in their lives.
People do need to be mindful if they are taking an animal away, that it might belong to someone and is not a stray.
I implore people to look after your cats. Get them microchipped and desexed and stop them straying from your yard, in any manner you can.