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Don’t get caught out - Pet registration checks to begin soon
May 16, 2019

Wellington Shire Council is warning pet owners to avoid a fine and make sure their pets are registered.

Owners of domestic animals found to be unregistered, or who haven’t had their registration renewed for 2019, can be fined $322 per animal.

“That’s an expense no-one wants,” Wellington Mayor Alan Hall said.

“If you have forgotten to pay your animal registration renewal, get onto it quickly before you have a ranger at your front door.

“If you have a new pet or have never registered your pet before, get onto it because any cat or dog must be registered from three months of age.

“If your dog or cat is registered with Council, we can easily identify the animal owner and in most instances return them to you.”

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