Wodonga streets could soon be cat-free zones, with initial statistics showing the majority of surveyed residents support a 24-hour curfew on felines.
Wodonga council chief executive officer Mark Dixon said roaming cats were a very real issue.
He said initial data from 400 responses to council's Talking Cats and Dogs survey found 62 per cent of responding residents supported a 24-hour curfew, and 87 per cent of cat owners don't have any concerns about keeping cats contained.
Mr Dixon said the full statistics would be released in due course, and staff would make a recommendation to councillors about the issue.
"Early signs are good," he said.
"Council has listened, council has gone out to our community and sought community views about extending the current curfew."
At a community consultation meeting on Monday night, Wodonga resident Jean Whitla called on council to implement a complete ban on cats being outside their owner's property.
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She said cats put themselves and wildlife at risk when allowed to roam.
"We are a rural and urban city and must be aware of the natural killing instincts of cats," she said.
"Do you really love your cats to allow it to roam? It is always happiest at home if it is properly loved."
Currently, cats must be confined to their owner's property between 7pm and 7am each day.
If cats break the curfew, owners can be fined.
Owners can also be fined if their cat is deemed a nuisance, or is found wandering on private property without the owners permission on more than one occasion after the owner has been warned by council and issued with an infringement notice.
Mrs Whitla said cats, both pets and feral, were responsible for killing wildlife.
"There are few birds left in our parks because cats kill them during the day when they are free to roam," she said.
"Yet birds control the bugs and insects that can cause human illnesses and can cause plagues."
Mrs Whitla pointed out Albury City already has some cat-free housing estates and environment areas.
She called on council to introduce a blanket 24-hour curfew on cats.