Life­time reg­is­tra­tion best op­tion for furry friends

Wanneroo Times - - News -

Did you know that more than 1000 an­i­mals come to the City of Wan­neroo’s An­i­mal Care Cen­tre each year be­cause their own­ers can­not be eas­ily con­tacted? Reg­is­ter­ing your pet with the City of Wan­neroo is the sim­plest way to en­sure your pet gets home quickly and safely should they wan­der. If your pet is found by one of our Rangers and is wear­ing a cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion tag, the City of Wan­neroo will con­tact you and ar­range to re­unite you with your four legged friend. Pet reg­is­tra­tions for 2018 ex­pired on 31 Oc­to­ber and re­newals were is­sued for all reg­is­tered an­i­mals in early Oc­to­ber. Ap­prox­i­mately 60 per cent of re­newals re­main out­stand­ing, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for City of­fi­cers to track down own­ers of wan­der­ing pets. Life­time pet reg­is­tra­tion is cost ef­fec­tive, and a great way to en­sure you never have to worry about another re­newal no­tice for your much loved pet. The an­nual reg­is­tra­tion fee for a ster­ilised cat or dog is $20 a year or $100 for a life­time. A 50 per cent dis­count is avail­able to those with a se­niors’ card, as well as a pen­sioner con­ces­sion card, State con­ces­sion card or Com­mon­wealth se­niors’ card. Mayor Tracey Roberts said peo­ple may shy away from life­time reg­is­tra­tions if they are con­sid­er­ing mov­ing home. “How­ever, own­ers who move house within West­ern Aus­tralia can sim­ply trans­fer their dog reg­is­tra­tion to the new Coun­cil, free of charge,” Mayor Roberts said. “As a dog owner my­self, I cer­tainly know first-hand that life­time reg­is­tra­tion is not only cost ef­fec­tive but also con­ve­nient.” By law, all dogs aged three months and over must be reg­is­tered, mi­crochipped, and wear a reg­is­tra­tion tag and disc show­ing the owner’s name and ad­dress. Cats aged six months and over must be reg­is­tered, mi­crochipped and ster­ilised. For more in­for­ma­tion about your re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as a pet owner, in­clud­ing reg­is­tra­tions, visit wan­­i­mal­sand­pets

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