Brimbank’s plan for the management of dogs and cats over the next four years has been finalised with the adoption of Brimbank’s Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021.
The draft DAMP was released for community feedback in August. Eighteen online responses were received alongside four written submissions.
Key initiatives outlined in the final Domestic Animal Management Plan include:
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said the Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) will guide Council’s programs, services and strategies for the management of dogs and cats in Brimbank.
“With more than 10,000 dogs and 3,000 cats registered in Brimbank, it’s important we have a plan in place to outline how we will manage domestic animals in our community.
“This plan seeks to balance the needs of pet owners, the broader community and the animals that share people’s lives.
“The programs and activities outlined in the plan have been developed with the aim to encourage people to enjoy their pets, within a framework of responsible ownership.
“Having considered the feedback received from the community during the recent consultation process, we’ve updated the plan to address the issues and ideas raised, included how we will approach the issue of stray or feral cats going forward,” Cr Giudice said.