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Published Friday 12 April 2019

Pet registrations now due

Mitchell Shire is reminding pet owners throughout Mitchell Shire that their Dog and Cats registration is now overdue.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm said registering your dog and cat is crucial in reuniting owners and pets.

“Pets are an important part of people’s lives so protecting them is a key focus for us. Without programs like pet registration, some pets may not make their way home and that is the last thing we want for these family members,” he said.

“Help us help your pets stay safe by keeping up to date on your personal information and pet registration.

“If your pet is lost but is registered, and a Local Laws Officer collects your dog or cat we will do our very best get them home to you. We understand accidents happen.”

Being a responsible pet owner means that you have committed to this dog or cat for the rest of its life, you have to feed, water, exercise, de-sex and have regular health checks at your vet and remember to register your pet.

Dog and cat owners could be fined up to $500 if they do not abide by the registration laws and even more if it is not registered and you beloved pet gets out.

All Victorian dog and cat owners must register their pets from three months old.

For more information on pet ownership in Mitchell Shire, visit our animals page