(1.19pm 23 October, Community Recognition Statement, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I acknowledge the great work done by the Cat Protection Society. I had the opportunity of visiting this key cat welfare group earlier this year, where I met some of the committed individuals who run this no-kill cat shelter.
They find new homes for cats that would otherwise be killed, reunite lost cats with their owners and educate owners about socially and environmentally responsible cat care. Each year the society finds loving homes for about 1,000 cats and kittens and desexes up to 3,000 cats. In November the society will hold a Cat Protection Open Day, and it will run a free school holiday program for cat-loving kids. I congratulate the Cat Protection Society on its nomination in the Best Pet Services and Best Op Shop categories in the Best of Sydney 2013 business awards, and I encourage the society to continue its great work.