Animal registrations now due

Published on 07 March 2017

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ANIMAL REGISTRATIONS NOW DUE

MEDIA RELEASE

Pet owners will begin to receive their animal registration notices in the mail this week and are reminded to ensure their animal’s registration payment is made by 10 April 2017.

Animal registration is required under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and all dogs and cats over three months of age must be registered with Council and microchipped.

Director Infrastructure Services Geoff Rollinson said registering a dog or cat greatly improved the chances of it being returned if it became lost.

“Registering pets at three months of age ensures that more lost dogs and cats can be returned to their owners,’’ he said.                                                                                     

‘‘Owners receive discount registrations if they currently hold an eligible pension card, or if their pet  is aged over 10 years, a working dog, registered with an applicable organisation or de-sexed, which also prevents unwanted breeding.’’

Residents have the option to pay online via BPay or you can contact our customer service staff to pay over the phone. Alternatively payment can be made in person at Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Payment of an amount different to that shown on the notice must be paid in person at Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Animal owners wishing to register their pet with Gannawarra Shire Council for the first time will be required to visit one of our Centres in either Kerang or Cohuna.

A late payment fee of $38.00 per animal will apply after 10 April 2017.

Further information on responsible pet ownership can be found at www.gannawarra.vic.gov.au.

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website

www.gannawarra.vic.gov.au

…ENDS…

Date: 7 March 2017

Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627