Registration a must for animal owners
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.