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Are you thinking about adopting a pet?
Cats make great pets and owning one can be very rewarding. Being a responsible cat owner means protecting your cat, other people’s pets, and the environment.
If you own a dog, you must collect and remove all droppings that they leave in a public place such as a park or on a footpath.
Loud noises such as fireworks and thunderstorms can be frightening for animals such as dogs, cats and horses.
There are limits on the number of animals you can keep on your property without the need for a permit.
If you lose or find an animal, you need to report it to Council. Impound and boarding fees apply for impounded animals. Warnings and fines may also apply.
Having a pet comes with some important responsibilities, many of which are governed by the Domestic Animals Act and subject to serious penalties.
How to register your dog or cat, renew a registration, including fees, payment methods and requirements for restricted breeds or dangerous dogs.
If you are no longer physically or financially able to look after your pet, Council may be able to help you find them a new home.
Dogs are required to be on a lead at all times, unless the area is one of the designated off leash areas as listed on this page. Dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs do need to be on a lead at all times.
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