Under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 Section 26A it is a requirement for Council to develop an Animal Management Plan.
By endorsing the Animal Management Plan 2011-2016, Council will be able to improve its services to the community by increasing the percentage of animals reunited with their owners, reducing the number of dogs being surrendered or taken to animal shelters and consequently euthanised.
The main objective of this plan is to help dog owners accept responsibility for their animals, ensuring they are healthy and content.
It is equally important that non pet owners gain an appreciation of the important role domestic animals play within the social fabric of our society. The plan will also increase the awareness in the Community of the important role pets play in supporting their owners’ physical, social, and psychological health.