Pet Registrations extended

Published on 01 August 2018



COME ON, Edge, Pounce, Yodabeans, King Pedro, Little Thor and Charly Crocodog Brown were some of the more unusual names of the cats and dogs registered in Pyrenees Shire this year.

Popular cat names included Felix, Sooty, Gizmo and Puss, while popular dog names were Diesel, Wags, Bruce and Anzac. The oldest (unverified) cat registered was 28 and the oldest (unverified) dog registered was 23.

Pyrenees Shire Council CEO Jim Nolan said as of July 31, Council still had 170 unregistered dogs and 53 unregistered cats on its records.

“We’re encouraging people to let us know if their dogs or cats have moved to new addresses or if they are deceased,” Mr Nolan said.

“We’re giving people up until the end of September to register their pets and will waive the $322 fine for each unregistered animal until 30 September.”

Mr Nolan said registering your pets helped to return lost pets to their owners.

“Pet registration is also a legal requirement under the Domestic Animals Act 1994. You can be fined for not complying. Every dog and cat three months of age or older is required to be registered.”

To register your pet, please visit Council’s offices in Beaufort or Avoca, call us on 1300 PYRENEES, or register it electronically at