Have Your Say on Our Domestic Animal Management Plan

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Thursday, 10 August, 2017 - 10:45

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.

Community members can help shape the plan by sharing their thoughts and completing an online survey or making a submission by the close of business Friday 1 September 2017 at https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/consultations/review-of-domestic-animal-management-plan-2017-to-2021 

Mayor Cr David Edwards invites all community members, including pet and non-pet owners to share their views to help shape our new plan.

“Council is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, animal welfare and community safety.”

"We currently have more than 7,000 cats and dogs registered with Council and we understand the benefits that pet ownership brings.”

“Being a pet owner comes with a big responsibility and it’s important that we can support pet owners where possible and find a balance to also protect the amenity and our community.” 

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Thursday, 10 August, 2017 - 10:43