Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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