Just like vehicles, registration for our four legged friends needs to be renewed each year. You must renew your pets’ registration by 10 April 2018.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice has called on pet owners to act responsibly and ensure that their dogs and cats are registered, desexed and microchipped.
“Registering your animals is part of being a caring and responsible pet owner.
“Registration provides peace of mind for pet owners – it is the most effective way to have your pet returned if they go missing.
“By law, owners of cats and dogs over three months of age must register their pet with Council,” Cr Giudice said.
It is also a timely reminder for pet owners to update their details if they have changed address or phone numbers in the last 12 months – in the unfortunate event a pet does go missing, correct contact details are essential to reunite pets with their owners.
Failing to register a dog or cat is a breach of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and could attract a fine.
All dogs and cats registered for the first time in Brimbank must be microchipped and desexed.
Registration tags must be worn on a dog or cat’s collar at all times. This enables the prompt return of lost animals and if an animal is injured, the tag will ensure that the owner can be contacted and advised of the pet’s whereabouts and condition.
Registration fees help with costs for lost pet holding facilities and the delivery of responsible pet ownership programs, contributing to a safer community.
Renewal forms have been mailed to owners of pets already registered; alternatively Pet Registration Forms may be downloaded from Brimbank City Council’s website brimbank.vic.gov.au or collected from a Council Customer Service Centre.