Animal Registration 2017-18

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 1:35 PM

Council understands that dogs and cats are an important part of life in the Pyrenees Shire, but ownership comes with responsibility.

Cats and dogs must be registered with their local council under the Domestic Animals Act (1994), and renewal of registrations happens in April each year.

Pyrenees Shire Council is now undertaking an audit of properties to ensure animals are registered.

Council has engaged Bartels, Taylor and Associates Pty Ltd (BTA) to carry out the animal audit over the next month.

Audit field officers can be easily identified by a uniform of a yellow jacket with a BTA logo, and a BTA identification tag if you see them in your area. Audit field officers will be inspecting properties to see if any unregistered animals are living there.

Pyrenees Shire Council is offering free registration for animals that are six (6) months and under.

Animal owners who are found to have animals unregistered will be liable for an infringement of $311.00.

Cats living in the Pyrenees Shire must be desexed, except for cats that may be exempt under section 10B of the Domestic Animals Act (1994).

All dogs and cats must also carry a microchip, prior to their registration with Council. Microchipping is not the same as registering your animal.

Animal owners requiring assistance or wanting to discuss any details about their animals, are asked to contact Council Local Laws Officers or Customer Service Staff on (03) 5349 1100 during office hours.

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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