Council is currently undertaking a review of its current Domestic Animal Management Plan and is inviting the community to have their say.
The purpose of the plan will be to provide a framework for animal management services delivered by Council, pertaining to cats and dogs and considers a range of issues, including:
over-population of cats and dogs
minimising the number of cats and dogs being euthanased
promotion of responsible pet ownership, animal welfare and community safety
nuisances caused by wandering pets, barking and dog attacks
Registration and identification of cats and dogs
compliance with animal management related legislation
All Victorian Councils are required to develop and renew a Domestic Animal Management Plan every four years.
The plan will be prepared in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Domestic Animals Act 1994, Codes of Practices, Council Plans and community and industry expectations.