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It’s never too late to register your dog with Council

27 August 2015

As Western Downs Regional Council’s second round of the 2015 Approved Animal Inspection Program continues across the region, it’s a timely reminder for dog owners to register their pets with Council if they haven’t yet done so.

Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm said one of the easiest and simplest ways for owners to ensure their canine companions are kept happy and safe is through registration.

“Council routinely conducts Approved Inspection Programs to make sure pet owners across the region are meeting their legislative requirements under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008,” he said.

“Keeping a dog is a big responsibility, ensuring your dog is registered is an important part of meeting your responsibilities as an owner and is also one of the simplest ways to make sure you’re meeting your obligations under the Act.

“So, from now until Thursday 31 December, Council will be conducting its second round of the 2015 Approved Inspection Program, and we are encouraging residents to register their dogs as soon as possible at any one of Council’s Customer Service Centres if they haven’t yet done so.

“Besides meeting your legislative requirements, one of the key benefits of registering your dog and making sure your details are up-to-date is that Council will be able to quickly and easily reunite lost animals with their owners.”

Cr Olm said that Local Laws Officers will be taking a systematic approach and may visit residential, multiple occupancy, rural residential, and small town properties across the Western Downs throughout the duration of the program.

For more information on responsible pet ownership and Approved Inspection Programs, visit Council’s Animal Management webpage or call 1300 COUNCIL.

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