Council's are responsible for performing a range of functions relating to the management and responsible keeping of pets and animals.
Mitchell Shire Council regulates matters such as:
- Registration of cats and dogs
- Registration of domestic animal businesses (including pet shops, breeding establishments, shelters)
- Provision of pound services for lost or abandoned animals
- Provision of microchip checks to assist in reuniting lost animals with their owners
- Collection of animals found wandering
- Control of dangerous, menacing or restricted breed dogs
- Response to complaints about animals
- Providing pet owners with information about responsible pet ownership
- Providing programs such as subsidised de-sexing and micro-chipping days
For more information, please contact the Local Laws Department on (03) 5734 6200.
To enquire if your animal is being held in the Council Pound, owners need to phone (03) 5734 6200.
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You can also visit the Animals of Mitchell Shire Facebook page:
Pets. Cute and cuddly, big and brawny, petite and perky. Whatever description fits your pet, make sure they are micro-chipped.
All dogs and cats over the age of 3 months must be registered in the municipal areas in which they love. Before council can accept a new animal registration, dogs and cats must be micro-chipped.
Micro-chipping provides pet owners with reassurance that their lost pet will be reunited with them, in the event of them going missing.
Mitchell Shire Council offers pet micro- chipping at reduced rates.
The next micro-chipping day is on Saturday 18 May 2013 on Kilmore Memorial Hall, Sydney Street Kilmore, between 10am and 1pm.
- The cost is $25 per animal.
- Payment is made by cash and cheque only.
- There is no EFTPOS facility available.
- Pets must be secured either in a cage or on a lead.
- Council Officers will be in attendance to process Council registration.
For more information on micro-chipping visit the Micro-chipping Information Page
Animal Welfare in Emergencies
Planning for an emergency event is important - don't forget to have a plan of action for your pets and livestock.
For information about animal welfare in emergencies please click on the link below:
Other useful sources of information for preparing an emergency plan for animals include: