Cats - Town of Gravenhurst

Cat in grass

Why Spay/Neuter Your Cat

The Town of Gravenhurst recommends that you spay or neuter your cat(s). Did you know that cats can reproduce at a rate of 18 kittens per year? If we all do our part and spay/neuter our feline friends we can help decrease overpopulation and many homeless animals in our community.

Cats Running at Large

Below are some tips to deter cats from entering onto your property:

  • Plant “Rue herb” (flowering herb) in your garden.
  • Plant “Plectranthus caninus” (coleus) better known as “Scary Cat Plant” in your garden.
  • Both of these plants can be ordered through your local garden nursery.
  • Plant a clean margarine container with holes punched in the lid.  Place a cloth soaked in household bleach into the container and replace the lid. Place the container in the area where you want to keep cats out. The odor of the bleach coming through the holes in the container lid is a deterrent.
  • Other remedies include lavender, crushed red peppers, pinecones, ground up orange peels, white vinegar or commercial cat repellant.

If you have any questions regarding these tips, please contact the OSPCA Orillia Branch.