Cat owners! Win a voucher by answering this riddle!

Competition closes 29 February 2024

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Hey diddle, diddle, answer this cat riddle!

Creating a safe and enriching environment for cats protects them from hazards and allows them to explore, play, and thrive.

As part of the Keeping Cats Safe at Home Project the first 10 cat owners who correctly answer the riddle below will win a $500 voucher from Catnets!

The voucher can be used towards the construction of a free-standing cat enclosure to keep their cats safe at home.

Catnets is an exclusive online store offering a wide range of high-quality cat enclosures and accessories. 

Answer this riddle!

While on my way to Byron Bay, I saw a man with 7 ladies.

Each lady had 7 cats.

Each cat had 7 kittens.

How many were going to Byron Bay?

How to enter

Your cat must be:

  • Desexed.
  • Microchipped.
  • Registered in Byron Shire.

Send your answer via email to: pes@byron.nsw.gov.au

Competition closes 29 February 2024.

Winners will be announced 8 March 2024.

Why keeping cats safe at home is important?

Outdoor cats face numerous risks:

  • Exposure to diseases.
  • Vehicle accidents.
  • Theft or getting lost.

Keeping cats safe at home also helps protect our local wildlife populations. 

We have partnered with RSPCA NSW on its Keeping Cats Safe at Home campaign about loving cats, celebrating the people who love their cats and motivating cat lovers to keep their feline companions safe and fulfilled.

The NSW-wide project is funded by a $2.5 million grant from the NSW Environmental Trust.

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  1. The competition is free to enter.
  2. One entry per person.
  3. Eligibility:
    1. Cat owner who resides in Byron Shire.
    2. Owner of at least one cat that is registered in Byron Shire, microchipped and desexed.
    3. And correctly answer the competition riddle by providing the same answer that Byron Shire Council has recorded as the correct answer.
  4. Age restriction: Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter.
  5. Sponsorship: Catnets and the RSPCA NSW.
  6. Entry Period: The competition will run from 9:00 am on 1 February 2024, and closes at 23:59 on 29 February 2024.
  7. Prizes: 10 x $500 Catnets vouchers are included in the prize pool.
  8. Selection and notification of the winner: Winners will be chosen by Byron Shire Council staff.
  9. Winners will be contacted via email and announced on our Social Media Platforms by 8 March 2024.
  10. Winners and prizes will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Catnets Organisation.
  11. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to the RSPCA NSW Privacy Policy.
  12. By submitting and entry, entrants agree to Byron Shire Council obtaining a photograph of any cat enclosure the Catnets vouchers were used for.
  13. Copyright and moral rights: By entering the competition, entrants grant Byron Shire Council, the RSPCA NSW, and all sponsors and partners of the Competition, an irrevocable worldwide licence to reproduce, publish, and communicate to the public your entry and photograph of cat enclosure (or any part of it).
    1. In any media format, including but not limited to advertisements, postcards, brochures, posters, television/print media, websites, social media, apps, publications, and reports.
    2. For the purposes of the Competition, including any associated event or exhibition; publicity and promotion of the Competition; publicity and promotion, including media and marketing campaigns.
    3. Any archive of the Competition.
    4. You acknowledge and agree that Byron Shire Council and the RSPCA NSW may adapt your photograph, including but not limited to adapting the photograph for the online gallery, for any large format reproduction for exhibition, or for use in Byron Shire Council or the RSPCA NSW media and marketing campaigns.
    5. You warrant that you are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the photograph or have obtained all necessary approvals and consents to permit the entry of the photograph into the Competition and for the use of the photograph in accordance with these terms and conditions.
    6. Photography that infringes the intellectual property rights of any person will be immediately removed from the Competition, and you must return to Byron Shire Council any prize given to you by Byron Shire Council in winning the Competition.
  14. Release and indemnity: You release Byron Shire Council, the RSPCA NSW and all sponsors and partners of the Competition, from any claim, damage, expense, loss, cost or liability with respect to:
    1. The infringement of your moral rights in respect of your photograph, and the use of your photograph by Byron Shire Council, the RSPCA NSW or the sponsors and partners of the Competition.
    2. You indemnify Byron Shire Council, the RSPCA NSW and the sponsors and partners of the Competition against any claim, damage, expense, loss, cost (including reasonable legal costs) or liability (including liabilities of Council to third parties) arising out of or in connection with infringement of any intellectual property rights in respect of your photograph, use of your photograph by the RSPCA NSW or the sponsors and partners of the Competition.