Time is running out for Burdekin pet owners to take advantage of the discount on animal registration renewal.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said residents would save 50 per cent of the full cost of registration renewal if they paid prior to July 31.
“It makes financial sense for people to pay during the discount period,” she said.
“This year Council introduced a new fee to encourage our residents to register their pets.
“New animals over the age of six months will be charged a flat fee of $25. This is even less for owners of cats if they can show proof their animal has been desexed and/or microchipped.
“Those registering new pets under the age of six months will pay a one-off fee of $8 – a significant saving.
“These new fees will carry through to 31 July, 2017, so I would encourage owners of new pets to take full advantage of those savings.”
Cr McLaughlin said there was no cost for registration renewals of cats which had been desexed and microchipped.
“I’d just like to remind residents that all animals over three months of age or born after 1 July 2010, must be microchipped,” she said.
“Microchipping will store all of your contact details and enable your pet to be returned to you, but it’s also important to remember to update those details if you move house or change your phone details.”
Pet registration renewals can be made online or at Council’s Customer Service Centre.