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MEDIA RELEASE - Annual pet registrations fast approaching

8 March 2019

Pet owners across the Glenelg Shire are being reminded to register their furry friends this month.

Council’s annual animal registration renewals will be sent out early March, inviting households to register any current, or new, domestic cats and dogs for the next 12 months.

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.

Local Laws team leader Jacqui Muskee said she was anticipating to receive more than 5,500 animal registrations.

“We are fortunate to have a fantastic pet friendly lifestyle in the Glenelg Shire and it shows, with approximately 4,200 dogs and 1,500 cats registered last year,” she said.

“The registration renewals will soon be delivered and pet owners should advise the Local Laws team of any changes from the previous year. This includes a change of address or contact details, if you have rehomed or adopted a new pet, or if one has passed away.

“Additionally if you have recently had an animal desexed and provide proof of this, the registration fee can be considerably reduced. Please let us know what details have changed - we would like to be best informed so we can update our records and ensure the registration renewals are as accurate as possible.

“Let’s ensure that the Glenelg Shire continues to remain a fantastic place to live, play, study and work by being responsible pet owners.”

Animal registration payments will be due by 10 April 2019. Payments can be made in person at any of council’s Customer Service Centres located in Portland, Heywood and Casterton, or at Australia Post. Other payment options include internet banking, mail or BPAY.

Discounts apply for desexed cats and dogs. The fee categories are available for viewing on council’s website via

If you have any questions about animal registration, please contact Local Laws on 5522 2208 or email

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