DOG REGOS DUE
Dog registrations are now overdue in Douglas Shire. Any dog owners that did not register their dogs by Monday August 1 may be liable to face a penalty. All dogs aged three months or older have to be registered under Queensland law. In Queensland, a person who becomes an owner of a cat or dog also needs to ensure their pet is microchipped. It is also a requirement when supplying a cat or dog that it is implanted with a microchip. Microchipping helps the team at the council to find you if your pet is impounded, hurt, lost, or if the registration tag has been damaged or is missing. It is also important that your details are kept up to date with Central Animal Records, or whoever the microchip is registered with. Douglas Shire Council offers free puppy registration for pets aged six months or under, free transfer of registration, free replacement tags and free dog registration for aged pensioners. Call Council on 4099 9444 or see the council website for more information.