Time to register your furry friends

Published on 08 March 2023

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

Council’s annual animal registration renewals will be sent out this month, inviting households to register any current, or new, 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.

Acting Local Laws Manager Jodie Maybery said she was anticipating more than 5,500 animal registrations for 2023.

“The Glenelg Shire is a proudly pet-loving Shire, boasting high rates of pet ownership thanks to our relaxed lifestyle and open spaces,” 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 sadly passed away. 

“Some of the benefits of registering your pet means that if your pet goes missing and is located by our Rangers, we can easily locate and return to you. We know how much a pet becomes part of a family, and we want to ensure we can best reunite pet owners with their furry friends.”

Animal registration payments are due annually by 10 April 2023. 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.

If you have any questions about animal registration, please contact Local Laws on 5522 2208 or email locallaws@glenelg.vic.gov.au.  

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