Owners urged to update rego
Animal welfare group Saving Animals from Euthanasia are calling on pet owners in the City of Karratha to renew all registration tags due to expire at the end of the month.
Affected cat and dog owners should receive notification in the mail along with a registration form to be completed and returned to council offices by October 31.
SAFE founder Sue Hedley said registering a cat or dog with the City of Karratha provided a permanent record that enabled the ranger team to reunite lost pets with their owners.
“Pets should also be microchipped not just because it’s a law but because if they lose their collar there is a permanent way of tracing them,” she said. “Owners’ personal contact details should also be worn at all times.”
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said a State law change coming into effect also required all dogs in WA over three months old to be microchipped as of November 1.
“All dogs over the age of three months and cats over the age of six months must be registered as required by State law,” he said.
“These fees contribute toward the cost of having a 24hour ranger service in the City.”
If you do not receive a letter but know your pet registration is due, please visit council reception on Welcome Road to collect a new form.
For more information visit www.karratha.wa.gov.au/reg ister-my-dog or www.kar ratha .wa.gov.au/cat-control.
Karratha dog Max is up to date with his tags.