Laws re­quire dog own­ers to learn new tricks

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

LAWS re­quir­ing mi­crochip­ping and reg­is­ter­ing of dogs come into ef­fect on Sun­day.

City of Wan­neroo com­mu­nity safety and emer­gency man­age­ment man­ager Trevor Pren­tis said the State law changes would re­quire dogs older than three months to be mi­crochipped from Novem­ber 1.

“The new rules will help iden­tify lost dogs and quickly re­unite them with their own­ers, re­duc­ing in­con­ve­nience and pound costs,” he said. “The City will ac­cept dog reg­is­tra­tions with­out a mi­crochip num­ber but own­ers must pro­vide the num­ber be­fore Novem­ber 1 to avoid an in­fringe­ment no­tice.”

Mr Pren­tis said the pro­ce­dure could cost about $70. Dog own­ers can up­date their records on­line, by tele­phone, fax or in per­son at the Wan­neroo Civic Cen­tre or Clark­son Li­brary. www.face­book.com/wan­neroo-joon­dalup­ti­mes

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