Regis­tra­tion a must for an­i­mal own­ers

Whitsunday Times - - BUSINESS -

THE dis­counted pe­riod to reg­is­ter your pets with Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil ended yes­ter­day.

You can still reg­is­ter your pets, how­ever the dis­count no longer ap­plies

Coun­cil mayor, Jenny Whit­ney, said an­i­mal own­ers were re­minded that dog and cat regis­tra­tion is a re­quire­ment in ac­cor­dance with the An­i­mal Man­age­ment (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.

“A reg­is­tered dog or cat is a sign of re­spon­si­ble pet own­er­ship, and regis­tra­tion pro­vides our lo­cal laws of­fi­cers with the very best chance of find­ing and

lost an­i­mals,” she re­turn­ing said.

She said an­i­mal re­newal no­tices had been sent to ex­ist­ing an­i­mal own­ers, how­ever own­ers who have moved or are new to the area must con­tact the Plan­ning and Com­mu­nity Depart­ment to reg­is­ter their pet.

Fail­ure to reg­is­ter a dog or cat over three months of age may in­cur a fine of $220. Res­i­dents are also re­minded that only two dogs or two cats are al­lowed per prop­erty un­less a mul­ti­ple dog or cat per­mit has been ap­plied for and ap­proved.

For more in­for­ma­tion coun­cil on 4945 0242.


PET PER­MITS: Keep your furry friends out of trou­ble with coun­cil reg­is­tra­tions.

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