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Dog registration renewals land in mailboxes this week

30 June 2015

‘Responsible pet ownership – it’s up to you!’ is the clear message from Western Downs Regional Council when dog registration renewal notices land in residents’ mailboxes from this Wednesday 1 July.

Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm said dog owners across the region are being urged to get to know their responsibilities to ensure their canine companions are kept happy and safe.

“Keeping a dog is a big responsibility, but meeting your legislative requirements as an owner isn’t difficult and one of the simplest ways to make sure your community and pet are safe is through registration,” he said.

“Ensuring your dog is registered is an important part of responsible pet ownership, and residents can take advantage of a $10 discount on offer if they register their dog on or before Friday 31 July. Plus, if your dog has been de-sexed, you can make even more savings on their registration.

“Though not compulsory, Council does recommend the de-sexing of dogs as it helps improve their temperament and reduces the number of problems associated with unwanted dogs.”

Cr Olm said dog owners will also receive a ‘Responsible Dog Ownership’ brochure with their renewal notices outlining the steps they can take to meet their responsibilities as an owner.

“I strongly encourage owners to take the time to read through the brochure, get to know their legislative requirements, and ensure that their property is secure to prevent their dog wandering or getting into trouble,” he said.

For more information on dog registration, microchipping or de-sexing visit Council’s website www.wdrc.qld.gov.au or call 1300 COUNCIL.

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