10 July, 2022
Dog rego inspections to start
DOG owners who have not paid their pet’s registration renewal will be the focus of a six-month inspection program by Tablelands Regional Council officers.
The program, which is set to run from 22 August to 22 February next year, will be aimed at the 429 owners who have not paid this year’s fees and to ensure the animals have been microchipped.
Under the Animal Management Act 2008, dogs are required to be registered and microchipped. Cats only need to be microchipped.
Officers will visit the properties of pet owners who have not renewed their dog’s registration during the program, which will operate between 6.30am to 8pm from Monday to Sunday.
A report to council noted that 60 per cent of dog complaints that council officers attend to involve unregistered animals.
Council has not undertaken the registration checking program for the past two years.
A separate program to be undertaken by the council, which will run from 22 August to 22 November, will be aimed at ensuring that dog owners are providing a proper enclosure to prevent their pet from wandering the streets.