Pet registration fees due

Published on 05 April 2018

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Corangamite Shire residents are being reminded to pay their annual domestic animal registration fees before next Tuesday.

Council Manager Environment and Emergency Lyall Bond said all dogs and cats needed to be registered with Council.

“We have 3001 dogs and 1077 cats registered in the Shire,” Mr Bond said.

“Registering and microchipping your pets is an essential part of responsible pet ownership.

“As well as older pets, the Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires dog and cat owners to microchip and register their animals that are three months of age or older with their local council.

“It is important to register your pets so if they are lost or stolen or stray, they can be returned home safely,” he said.

“The better option is to make sure they don’t get out in the first place, so you don’t have to pay pound fees and possibly fines.”

Council Local Laws Officers will commence inspections after the due date and will issue fines to those who have not registered or re-registered their dogs and cats within the time period allowed.

For more information or to update your pet’s registration please contact Council’s community relations staff on 5593 7100.

Council encourages responsible pet ownership by providing a discounted registration fee for desexed pets.

Bring along the appropriate desexing documentation from your pet’s vet, along with your registration form, to get the discount.

Registration forms are available here, from the Civic Centre at 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown, or by calling 5593 7100 and asking for a copy to be mailed out.

Payment may be made online via the Council website or BPAY and in person at the Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street Camperdown.