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28 January, 2022

New collars for regulated dogs

OWNERS of declared regulated dogs will have to pay out for new collars as Mareeba Shire Council complies with new Queensland Government requirements.

From 1 January, all regulated dogs must wear a specific type of distinctive red and yellow striped collar to keep the community safer. 

Regulated dogs include declared dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs. According to council, there are only 15 dogs out of the 4318 dogs registered in the shire. 

Council moved to approve new fees to take into account the cost of the collars, meaning the current initial registration fee of $415 charged to a declared regulated dog owner will jump up to $455 to pay for the new collars. 

The fee incorporates the officers’ time to inspect the suitable enclosure, provide a warning sign to be displayed at the property, and a compliant dog tag that the dog must wear at all times. 

If the dog owner loses the collar or it is damaged, the cost for a replacement collar will be between $35-$47 depending on the size of the animal.

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