Pet owners encouraged to take advantage of 50% discount

Burdekin pet owners have just a few days left to pay their animal registration fees if they want to take advantage of the early bird discount period.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said residents who paid their registrations by Monday 31 July would only pay 50% of the normal fee, excluding regulated dog fees.

“Pet owners can make a significant saving by paying within the discount period so if residents haven’t done so already, I encourage them to get in now before time runs out,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Your registration fee could decrease even further if your pet is microchipped or desexed.

“Council plays an active role in promoting responsible pet ownership so there are a range of incentives for animal owners to take advantage of. For example, those registering new pets under the age of six months will pay a one-off fee of only $8.”

Cr McLaughlin said all dogs and cats were required to wear the registration tag provided by Council.

“Puppies and kittens must be registered from three months of age,” she said.

“Registration helps Council to return your pet if it gets out of its enclosure.

“It also promotes responsible pet ownership throughout the community, reduces the numbers of unwanted pets and provides important statistics to help Council provide appropriate management strategies and facilities.”

Registration renewal notices for 2017-2018 were posted on July 4.

If you haven’t received your renewal notice, please contact Council as soon as possible. Pet registration renewals can be made online or at Council’s Customer Service Centre.

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

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