Cats & Dogs
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Dog & Cat Registration Fees
Pets are a very important part of our lives, many cat or dog owners will argue that their pet is more than just an animal - they are part of the family. Owning a pet is a great experience for anyone, young or old, however along with this ownership comes responsibilty.
Before you add a four-legged member to your family, you need to consider the following:
- Pet ownership is a commitment for the long haul. When you buy a cat or a dog, you are making a commitment that is possibly going to last 10 - 20 years. If you cannot make this commitment, have you considered getting a cactus?
- Choosing the right breed - different breeds will suit your situation. You need to take into account the size of your property, if you have children, exercise requirements, etc.
- Register your Pet! This is one of the most important steps you need to take. Should your animal escape and be impounded, Council needs your animal to be registered so we can get in contact with you!
- Feed an adequate balanced diet
- Supply clean cool water at all times
- Provide a safe dry sleeping area for your pets
- Dogs require regular exercise, from varying degrees depending on breed
- A healthy pet is a happy pet! Cats and dogs require vaccinations, regular worm and flea control
- Confine your pets to your property - wandering animals either cause trouble or can end up injured by traffic or other animals. Any damange your animal causes is ultimately your responsibility!
- If you're not going to breed your pet, have it desexed!
In accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, every cat and dog from the age of three (3) months (with the exception of bona fide working dogs) kept within the Southern Downs Regional Council area is to be registered. This is done by lodging a dog & cat registration from along with the correct payment at one of our Council offices.