Last chance to register pets or face fines

Burdekin residents who have not renewed their pet’s registration are on notice they will face fines if they do not register their animal by 5pm on September 24.

Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said Council was sending out final warning letters this week.

“These letters are being sent out today (Monday, September 8) and are going to residents who, by Council records, have not yet renewed their animal’s registration,” he said.

“Residents will have until 5pm on Wednesday, September 24, to get their animal registered, but if after that period the animal registration has not been renewed, Council will issue a $227 on-the-spot fine for having an unregistered animal.

“Animal registrations were due on July 31, so Council has been quite lenient up until now.

“The Burdekin Shire has about 600 unregistered animals at the moment.”

Mr Mulcahy said state legislation required dogs and cats to be registered.

“I urge residents to register their pets and avoid being fined,” he said.

“If you need to update the details of your pet please contact Council to ensure you don’t receive a visit from our friendly compliance officers.”

For further information on animal registrations and fees, please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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