Pets are an important aspect to many parts of the community, however as a pet owner you have an obligation to ensure that:
- Only registered breeders are permitted to breed cats
- Any cat given away or sold must be older than 8 weeks old must be de-sexed and microchipped
- All cats over the age of 6 months are to be micro-chipped
- All cats over the age of 6 months are to be de-sexed
- Registering dogs with Council when they are over 6 months of age
- Ensuring that dogs over 6 months of age are micro chipped
- De-sexing dogs that they do not intend on breeding
- Ensuring that their dog is collared and on a lead in public places
- Ensuring that their dog is under effective control
- Ensuring that their dog is not at large
- Ensuring that their dog is not causing a nuisance (barking, chasing, etc)
- Collecting their dogs faeces and disposing of in an appropriate manner when out in public
- Ensuring that their dog is wearing its registration tag. An additional identification tag displaying your contact number on your dog’s collar can assist in your dog being returned to you should your dog become lost.
Should your dog die, is lost or you are no longer the owner of the animal you must notify council within 14 days in writing to advise in the change of circumstances. Should you purchase a dog you are also required to advise council and register the dog within 14 days.