Home owners are taking to social media to tell of how cats have invaded their properties.
The owners of Melbourne’s popular Victoria Street Mall say they are seeing cats running into their home.
A resident said he found a cat in a shed next to his front door on Tuesday night.
“It was running into the house, then we looked outside and there was a lot of other cats and they were all running around,” he said.
“We thought, ‘this is something really odd, this is what they are doing’.”
The resident said they contacted the police and were told there was no evidence of an incident.
“They said they were only monitoring the cat, which was pretty scary because I don’t know how long they can keep this up.”
“I’m quite sure they can’t get rid of it, because there’s not enough space around the house.”
Melbourne’s biggest cat-themed mallThe Cat Palace is the centrepiece of Melbourne´s biggest cat themed mall.
Owner Steve and Rosie Tompkins said they received a letter on Tuesday from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“I was a bit concerned that it would be a threat, because I live across the street,” Mr Tompkin said.
But he said they had no idea how many cats had entered the building or the extent of the damage.
“As a homeowner I don´t think it would affect us much, but the cat could be the first thing it sees if it is in the way,” he added.
“But it’s not something we are taking very seriously.”
All the doors in our house are closed and we are really very careful about cats.
“Mr Tompks said he was not surprised by the cat incident and that the mall was already in lockdown due to the coronavirus.”
What we were doing in the past was keeping our doors closed, and there are no people around the cats,” he explained.”
So we’re going to have to see how things go and how long this goes on, because the cats are here, and we have no idea what they could do.
“A Victoria Street cat centreThe Cat Center is in a large space across from Victoria Street, a popular shopping street in the CBD.
Owner Amy and Mark Hynes said they did not think they were in a cat-infested area.”
The cats don’t seem to be a problem here, they seem to go through our bins,” Ms Hynes explained.
She said they saw the cat walking in the street on Monday, but it was too late to call police.
Ms Hynes and Mr Toms said the mall had been locked down for the weekend and they would not be letting any pets into the premises until further notice.
The cat centre is the only area in the mall where cats are not allowed.