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Animals

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Buloke Shire Council promotes responsible pet ownership. Council places limits on the number of pets that can be kept in any property, and provides facilities for pet owners to register their cats and dogs, in line with legal requirements.

Full details of pet owners’ rights and responsibilities are available in Council’s Domestic Animal Management Plan.

Find out more about:  

  • Registering your Pet Registering your dog and cat helps Council reunite you with your pet if it is impounded, or to notify you in case of an accident.
  • Cats Domestic cats are a part of many households and are a valued companion pet to many people.
  • Dogs Being a responsible dog owner is about understanding your pet's needs and your responsibilities to the community.
  • Livestock Owners of all livestock must ensure that the fences and gates used to contain livestock are capable of holding animals within the property's boundaries.
  • Pet Limitations Pet owners may keep two cats or two dogs in a house or one cat or one dog in a unit. To keep more pets you will need to apply for a multiple pet permit.
  • Complaints about Animals Council works to ensure that people are not affected by noise, odour, vermin or other issues from animals in residential areas.
  • Lost Animals The Council maintains a lost animal register to help owners find their pets and ensure their prompt return.
  • Surrender an Animal We know that sometimes it's just not possible to keep a pet. But before making the decision to surrender a pet, please consider all of your options.