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Cat and dog registrations due April 10

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 5 April 2018

What has four spots, four shadows, four boots, eight socks, 11 banjos and needs to be registered by April 10?

While the cats and dogs in Warrnambool have thousands of different names, they all need to be registered with Council.

Warrnambool City Council Coordinator Local Laws Peter McArdle said that it was very important that all cats and dogs are registered.

“All cats and dogs in Victoria need to be registered by law,” he said.

“Pet registrations help pay for facilities such as the animal shelter, off-lead areas, responsible pet ownership information, sessions at schools as well as Local Laws officers who respond to hundreds of callouts for stray animals each year.

“Registering your pet is not the same as micro-chipping. While your pet only needs to be micro-chipped once, registration needs to be paid every year.

“If you have changed address, or you no longer have your pet, please let us know as soon as possible so we can update our records.

“You may also want to contact Central Animal Records and the Australasian Animal Registry to update the address for your pet’s microchip.”

All cats and dogs over three months of age need to be registered. If this is the first time they have been registered, they will also need to be micro-chipped.

Pensioners are eligible for a 50 per cent discount on pet registrations.

All pet owners should have received a letter regarding renewing the registration of their pets.

If you have cats or dogs, but did not receive a letter, please contact Council on 5559 4800.

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