Is your pet’s registration and details up-to-date with the City of Casey?
There’s still a number of pet owners who have not renewed their pet’s 2018 registration, and council is reminding those residents to either advise us if their circumstances have changed or to pay their renewal urgently.
Those who haven’t renewed their registration for reasons such as moving to another municipality or because their pet has passed on, are encouraged to contact Council so the pet’s details and records can be updated.
To advise council if your circumstances have changed email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9705 5200, otherwise you can renew your animal(s) registration online on the pet registration page to avoid further action.
It’s mandatory under state legislation that all dogs and cats over three months of age are registered with their local council.
From this week, council’s City Compliance team will be proactively following up on unpaid animal registrations from 2018 (which were due on 10 April) and conducting property visits across the municipality.
Infringements will be issued for all animals that are found to be not registered, with the current infringement for ‘failing to renew registration’ being $322 per animal.
Registration helps Council to reunite lost pets with their owners if they become lost, including after hours. Pet registration fees also support Council to deliver a range of other important animal related services including pet events, collecting stock on roads and ensuring pet shops, shelters and breeders are managed in accordance with Codes of Practice.
In the past year, the fees have assisted council to manage 1.04 hectares of dog parks in Casey, respond to 9953 animal related enquiries and collect more than 1600 lost pets and reunite them with their owners where possible.
Have a new pet?
Right now, if you register your pet with council for the first time, you receive an extended registration period until 10 April 2020. Registration is an annual process, with renewals due on 10 April each year.
To find out more and to register a new pet with council, visit council’s pet registration webpage.