Rego renewals for furry friends due

Council is reminding all Hume residents to protect their pets by ensuring their registration is renewed before 10 April.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said up to date pet registrations were the best way to ensure any lost pets were returned to their owners.

“Cats and dogs that are registered and microchipped are more likely to be reunited with their owner if they become lost or go missing,” Cr Jessop said.

“When you receive your animal registration renewal notice, it’s extremely important that you ensure all the details are correct, so that your pet is returned safely home in the event that it becomes lost.”

Cr Jessop said registration fees helped Council support both animals and humans living in Hume.

“Registration fees help fund off-leash areas such as the Craigieburn Dog Park and Sunbury Dog Park,” Cr Jessop said.

“Both of these fully-fenced parks provide an opportunity for owners to exercise their dogs in a safe environment.

“They are also a real treat for dogs, who often improve their social skills and confidence when they interact with other dogs at the park.

“Registration fees also fund animal education within Hume schools, as well as enable Council to control dangerous dogs so that they don’t pose a risk to families.”

All residents who have previously registered their pet should have received an Animal Registration Renewal Notice form and should contact Council if they have not received it.

By law, all cats and dogs aged three months and older must be registered with Council. Please note that dogs and cats are required to be microchipped before they can be registered.  

Every Hume resident who registers a new animal will receive a certificate of registration and an animal registration tag.

For further details click here or phone Council’s customer service centre on 9205 2200. 

Posted on 2:00 PM, 24 March 2017

Updated : 5:47 PM, 24 March 2017

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