Own­ers urged to up­date rego

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Court­ney Fowler

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.

Pic­ture: City of Kar­ratha

Kar­ratha dog Max is up to date with his tags.

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