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Animals

Council animal control responsibilities include domestic pets and livestock. Responsible pet ownership is encouraged and registration of dogs and cats is given high priority. We respond to stray and unauthorised livestock on roadways within the Shire, and we have facilities for holding stray animals.

Our current draft Domestic Animal Management Plan aims to achieve a balance between the needs of pet owners and the needs of the rest of the community. This Plan is currently under review, and we invite our community to provide feedback and comment. There are a number of ways you can do this - click here for details.

Feedback is to be received by 5.00pm on 31 March 2018. The draft Plan is scheduled for endorsement by Council at its April 2018 meeting.


Domestic Animals

Pound Release Fee: $150 (Business Hours)

NOTE:
An additional sustenance fee of $24 per animal, per day also applies.

Domestic Animals Registration Fees - 10 April 2013 to 9 April 2014
The owner of any dog or cat not registered by the 10th of April each year shall be liable to be prosecuted.

: $150 (Business Hours) The owner of any dog or cat not registered by the 10th of April each year shall be liable to be prosecuted.

All animals MUST be microchipped prior to registration.

Standard Fees Cost
Entire Dog $125.00
Entire Cat $120.00

Dogs Cost
*Desexed Dog $31.00
*Entire Dog $125.00
Dog over 10 years $31.00
Dog Kept for working stock $17.50
Dog which has undergone obedience training which complies with the regulations as Prescribed by the Act $31.00
Animal registered with approved organisation (VCA or FCA) $31.00
Dog kept for breeding by a registered animal business conducted on a registered Domestic Animal business. $31.00
Declared Dangerous Dog, Menacing Dog or Restricted Breed dog $245.00

Dogs - Pensioner Concessions Cost
Concession Entire Dog $62.50
*Concession De-sexed Dog (first registered prior to April 2007)
$15.50
Concession Dog over 10 yrs $15.50
Concession Dog kept for working stock $8.75
Concession Dog which has undergone obedience training which complies with the Act $15.50
Concession dog registered with approved organisation (VCA or FCA) $15.50

Cats Cost
*Desexed Cat $30.00
*Entire Cat $120.00
Cat over 10 years $30.00
Cat registered with approved organisation (VCA or FCA) $30.00
Cat kept for breeding by a registered animal business conducted on a registered Domestic Animal business. $30.00

Cats - Pensioner Concessions Cost
Concession Entire Cat $60.00
*Concession Desexed Cat $15.00
Concession cat over 10 yrs $15.00
Concession cat registered with approved organisation $15.00

*Note: The production of a Veterinary Certificate in relation to a desexed animal will be sufficient proof for a minimum registration fee under this category. Copy of Microchip Certificate or vet certification is required as proof of microchip.
    Sterilised Dog or Cat
    Certificate of sterilisation from the Veterinary Surgeon is to be presented with the application.
    If the certificate is unavailable, the animal(s) must be inspected by an Authorised Officer at the Municipal Office.

    Working Stock Dog
    Owners must be able to demonstrate to an Authorised Officer (if the case requires) the ability of the dog to work stock, before a concession fee is obtained. NOTE: Dogs kept for security purposes are NOT entitled to a concession under the working dog category.

    Change of Address and Deceased Animals
    Contact the Mansfield Shire Customer Service Unit should you change your address or if the animal becomes deceased during the period of registration.

    Dog and Cat Regulations
    All Dogs and Cats over the age of THREE months that reside within the Mansfield Shire MUST be registered. All Dogs/Cats being registered with council MUST be Microchipped prior to Registration

    Offence Fine
    Failure to register your dog or cat $282
    Dog found wandering between sunset and sunrise $282
    Dog found wandering at all other times $211
    Your dog and cat must wear the registration tag provided at all times, to ensure the ownership of the animal can quickly be traced $70
    The owner of any dog which: rushes at, attacks, worries or chases any person or other animal Up to $500 plus costs
    Your dog or cat must not cause a nuisance $70
    Not complying with a nuisance order $211