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Residents of the Whitsunday region are reminded to take advantage of the discount period for dogand cat registrations.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said registrations for pet owners are due on 1 July with the discount period ending 31 July.
“Pet owners are encouraged to take advantage of the one month discount period, and arereminded that registering your dog or cat is a sign of responsible pet ownership,” Mayor Whitneysaid.
“It gives our Local Law Officers the very best chance of finding and returning your dog or catshould it become lost or wander from its yard,
“Pensioners are reminded they receive much reduced rates for dog and cat registration, makingpet ownership less of a strain on a tight income,
“Residents are also reminded that only two dogs or two cats are allowed per property unless amultiple dog or cat permit has been applied for and approved.”
Pet owners who pay for their registrations before the 31 July 2015 they will pay $99.00 for a dog,$46.00 for a de-sexed dog or $42.00 for a de-sexed and microchipped dog. Cat owners will pay$31.00 for a cat, $18.00 for a de-sexed cat and/or $10.00 for a de-sexed and microchipped cat.
Pensioners will pay $51.00 for a dog, $20.00 for a de-sexed dog and/or $15.00 for a de-sexed and microchipped dog.
Unregistered animals may result in a $235.00 infringement.
Any queries on this matter should be directed to Council’s Planning & Community Department on 4945 0200.