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Responsible Pet Ownership

Being responsible for your pet protects you, your pet and members of the community.

If you own a dog or a cat, you must:

  • Register each dog and cat you own
  • Keep your dog under control when walking it
  • Keep your dog confined to your property at all other times
  • Make sure your dog doesn’t bark persistently
  • Stop your dog or cat straying onto another person’s property
  • Prevent your dog chasing or attacking people or other animals
  • Obey any Council Local Law about having your dog on a leash

You can be fined for breaking the law relating to dogs and cats.

You may also have to pay a release fee if your animals are found wandering and are impounded by Council.

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