It’s pet registration time in the City of Kalamunda and residents are reminded that dog and cat registrations expire on 31 October.
All dogs over three months are required to be microchipped, registered and have contact details on their collar so they can be easily identified, and all cats aged six months and older must be microchipped, sterilised and registered.
Registration forms are available here and residents will be able to register by post or in person at the City Administration office.
The City also reminds all dog owners to be responsible pet owners and look after their pets to protect their community, following a number of issues relating to wandering dogs and dog attacks.
CEO Rhonda Hardy said, “We encourage all pet owners to be responsible and ensure their animal is microchipped, registered, well cared for and also doesn’t cause distress or harm to others.”
“Ensuring your dog is wearing its collar and registration tags at all times, and its microchip data is up-to-date, means if your dog is lost and found by a ranger they will be able to notify you.”
“When it comes to safety most dog attacks can be prevented by taking basic precautions. Make sure your gates and fences are secure and able to confine your pet to your property, and lock gates to prevent people opening them without your knowledge. When out and about, please keep your dog on a leash and ensure it’s held by someone capable of controlling it,” she said.
It’s also important to spend time exercising your dog and specific areas have been provided by the City to exercise your dog off a leash. Whilst in these areas dogs must be supervised at all times by a person capable of controlling it and a lead must be carried.
“Dogs are not allowed on some turfed areas as these require a lot of maintenance, which is why these areas are restricted. It is imperative dog owners take note of the signs and do not use sporting facilities as dog exercise areas where sign posted, regardless of whether they are on a leash or not. Please utilise the specific dog exercise areas provided.”
The fee for registering a sterilised cat or dog is $20 for one year and $42.50 for three years and for an unsterilized dog it is $50 for one year and $120 for three years. Cats must be sterilized.
View here for more information on dog and cat registration, dog exercise areas and owner responsibilities. Alternatively, contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999 or email email@example.com