Don’t forget to microchip your pets and keep your details up to date with the council!

Don’t forget to microchip your pets and keep your details up to date with the council!

Commencing 1 February 2020, the Gladstone Regional Council’s Animal Inspection Program will run for six months until 30 July 2020. The program involves Council’s Law Enforcement Officers conducting house visits to determine whether pets are registered and being kept safe.

The officers will also be ensuring full compliance with microchipping requirements under the Animal Management Act 2008. The Act also requires animal owners to notify the council when they move or if there’s a change of details regarding their animals.

Gladstone Region Councillor PJ Sobhanian said;
“All Council officers and workers, who need to enter a property, are required to display identification and advise the property owner of the reason for the visit/inspection. This program will also assist in the collection of statistical data to provide an accurate record of the number of animals in the area and will be used as a method of identifying lost pets, so they can be reunited with their owners.”

The main purpose of the Animal Inspection Program is to promote responsible pet ownership by ensuring owners are registering their animals.