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Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership

Owning pets can be a lot of fun, and pets can provide us with company, stress relief and unconditional love. Pet ownership also teaches children responsibility and helps them develop their social and nurturing skills.

Cats and dogs can live for over 10 years, so it’s important that we understand the responsibilities we have for our pets over their entire life span. Responsible pet ownership involves choosing the right pet for your lifestyle, complying with the law, caring for your pet’s health and ensuring your pet doesn’t cause problems in the community. Being a responsible owner ensures you and your pet can enjoy a long and happy relationship.

Restricted Breed Dogs

Restricted Breed Dogs

It is an offence to have a restricted breed dog
Dangerous dogs

Dangerous dogs

Owners have an obligation to make sure people and other animals are protected
Surrender a Cat or Dog

Surrender a Cat or Dog

Surrendering a cat or dog means you are giving up ownership of your animal to Council
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

If you have concerns regarding an animal or animals’ welfare contact us