Animal registrations will soon arrive in your mailbox
Residents with registered pets will soon receive a notice in the mail with their annual registration fee invoice.
Mayor of Strathbogie Shire Council, Cr Laura Binks, said it was also a timely reminder for anyone who has recently welcomed a new cat or dog into their home, or if you have recently moved to the area you should register your pet with the council.
“It’s an easy process to register your pet with the Council. All you have to do is visit our Council offices at 109A Binney St, Euroa, complete a pet registration form. company and pay your fees with our friendly customer service team,” said Cr Binks.
“Cats and dogs aged three months or over must be registered with the Council and they must be microchipped before check-in.
“Registration of your dog or cat is important for many reasons. It improves the chances of your pet being returned to you if it gets lost and provides a range of other important services including:
- a Council ID tag for your pet to wear.
- Lost property service: a guarantee that if your animal is found bearing the municipal identification marker, you will be notified.
- Council services to respond to calls regarding stray dogs or dog attacks. This includes removing aggressive dogs from the streets, so you and your pet can walk safely.
- Municipal services to solve nuisance problems. These services handle issues such as barking dogs, cat intrusions, and unowned pets.
- Municipal control of “dangerous”, “threatening” and “restricted breed” dogs in your area. This ensures that they do not pose a threat to the community.
- Municipal supervision of pet shops, boarding houses, catteries, pounds, shelters and animal breeding and training businesses. This ensures that they meet the basic animal welfare standards required by law.