Cats Keeping catsYou can keep four cats over the age of three months. If you want to keep more than four cats you will need to get a multiple cat licence. To apply, complete the application form below and send to Council's Compliance Department. Bylaws relating to keeping of animals (PDF, 238.9KB) Cat Factsheet (PDF, 85.7KB) Multiple Cat Property Licence Application Form (PDF, 200.8KB) In considering whether to grant a licence, the following will be taken into account: The suitability of the land on which the cats will be keptThe effect of the additional cats on the surrounding neighbourhoodThe likelihood of the cats becoming a nuisanceHealth issuesHousing and location of property boundaryCat wastePotential effects on native birdsThe fee for a multiple cat licence is $75. (Please note the SPCA or other animal shelter or a veterinary clinic or cattery are exempt) For more information, see Chapter 7 of the Marlborough District Council (MDC) Animals Bylaw 2017. Animal Bylaws 2017Please note Animal Control do not have responsibility for the keeping of cats or cat nuisances. Abandoned and sick or injured domestic catsContact SPCA Marlborough if you come across an abandoned or injured domestic cat. Go to SPCA Marlborough websitePh: 03 572 9156 Feral catsIf you catch a feral cat, you are responsible for disposing of it humanely. This can be done by your vet (for a fee).