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MEDIA RELEASE - Time to update animal registrations for 2018

2 February 2018

Have you recently lost a beloved pet, moved house or taken on ownership of a new cat or dog?

If you answered yes the Glenelg Shire Council wants to hear from you to ensure your details are updated on the animal registry by 10 April 2018.

Local Laws Team Leader Jacqui Muskee said she was expecting to receive over 6,000 animal registrations in the coming weeks.
“South west residents love their animals and there are approximately 4,500 dogs and 1,500 cats registered in the Glenelg Shire,” she said.

“However to ensure that the Glenelg Shire maintains its status as a safe place to live, work and play, pet owners are reminded that we all have a part to play.

“Please ensure all of your pets are microchipped, so we can identify them in the event that they become lost, and keep your furry friends contained within the property, especially at night.”

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires dog and cat owners to microchip and register their animals three months of age or older with their local council.

Animal owners will be provided up to six weeks for their registration renewals to be paid.

Payment can be made in person at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres located in Portland, Heywood and Casterton, at Australia Post or via internet banking, mail or BPAY. If paying by BPAY, check the BPAY details before making payment as the reference number changes annually.

If you have any questions about animal registration, please contact the Local Laws Unit on 5522 2208 during normal office hours or email

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