Council scraps ‘wild cat’ signs
Moonee Valley council has bizarrely scrapped a street sign in a Shooter Street car park at Moonee Ponds.
3AW Drive was alerted to the sign, which read ‘don’t feed the animals’ with a picture that looked like a dog.
Tom Elliott’s program followed up with Moonee Valley’s chief executive officer, Bryan Lancaster, who said the sign was actually erected to deal with a problem with wild cats.
“The intent was to encourage residents not to feed wild cats and report concerns to council,” he said.
“These signs are in an isolated area of a car park in Moonee Valley.
“This request alerted us to the specific wording of the signs which needs to be changed and for this reason we have taken them down.
“The picture on the sign was intended to be a stylised image of a cat, however we appreciate it could have been interpreted as a dog.
“The signs have now been removed and at this stage we do not intend on replacing them.”