Pet registration helps reunite lost animals with their owners
29 March 2018
Calling all Kingston pet owners! April is pet registration time and Kingston Council is reminding all cat and dog owners to ensure their pet registration is renewed by Tuesday 10 April.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said registering your pet was the best way to ensure you are reunited with them if they are lost or run away.
“Each year our Local Laws Officers collect hundreds of lost animals and for the past four years we’ve been able to successfully reunite 100 per cent of those animals that were properly registered,” Cr Staikos said.
“Please don’t wait until it’s too late and your pet is missing – make sure their registration is renewed and that their microchip details are up to date.”
Victorian legislation requires every cat and dog three months of age and over to be registered with Council. Animals being registered for the first time must be microchipped and desexed prior to registration.
Pet registration fees also fund:
- off-leash dog parks and dog exercise equipment
- services to remove wandering and aggressive dogs from the streets, so you and your pet can walk in safety
- services to deal with nuisance problems like barking dogs, cat trespass and abandoned animals
- control of dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs so they do not pose a threat to the community
- monitoring of animal welfare standards in pet shops, kennels, catteries, breeding and training businesses
- education programs for the general community and for children in preschools and primary schools.
Pet owners can renew registration online and sign-up to receive reminder notices to your email inbox. Register online at kingston.vic.gov.au/animals
Pet registrations are due by Tuesday 10 April.