The discounted animal registration period is now, unforchunately over.Local Law No. 5 (Keeping and Control of Animals) 2001 and Subordinate Local Law No. 5 (Keeping and Control of Animals) 2001 outline that animals must be registered with the Cloncurry Shire from three months of age.
The 2012-2013 fees and charges for animal registration are detailed below:
Cats: Entire- $25
Pensioner (first only)- $19
Dogs: Entire- $66
Pensioner (first only)- $50
Application More than 2 Dogs- $30
Annual more than 2 Dog Permit- $96
Menancing Dog- $154.50
Other: Permit to keep Animals- $30
Annual Permit Fee- $93
Any animal that is found wandering or unregistered, that is captured by the Ranger will incur a $200 fine, as well as an $84.50 fine for a first impoundment, $134 for a second offence, $185.50 for the third offence and $18.50 a day sustenance.
Please note: If any animal is found to a fourth offence it will be removed from your care.
For all owners new to town, all dogs under three months of age and re-homed dogs a discounted registration cost will apply for the first two months.
Council's golden rules
- Register your cats and dogs
- Walk your dog or cat on a lead
- Contain your cats and dogs within your property
- Pick up your dog's faeces
- Ensure your pet is not a nuisance
The animal registration forms are below:
- Application- New to Town/ New Pet Registration
- Application- Additional Animals Registration
- Application- More than 2 Dogs Permit Registration
- Application- Keep a Restricted Dog Registration
- Application- Keep Other Animal
The Qld State Government introduced the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs)Act 2008 in December 2010. The Act states that owners are responsible for their animals being micro-chipped over three months of age.
Microchipping your pet is the best way to reunite with your animal if it becomes lost or stolen. From the time of implantation a record of your animal is kept on a database specific to the Micro-chip scanner and is accessible to all vets and pounds with a micro-chip scanner.
Please be mindful that the days are getting hotter and that animals must be provided with daily clean drinking water, daily food to suit the breed, sufficent shelter and adequate shade. If you believe that an animal is being abused, please call the RSPCA or the Department of Primary Industries.
Responsible Animal Ownership
Owning a pet is a major responsibility and a long term commitment. In order to ensure that your pet lives a happy and healthy life please read the helpful tips below:
- It's essential for animals to have regular meals and plenty of exercise.
- Make sure your animal is contained in a sutiable enclosure at all times.
- Wash their dinner bowls out; atleast daily.
- Brush their fur regularly to prevent shedding and matting of the fur.
- Bath your pet on a regular basis using a pure mild soap.
- Ensure the animal has a cool resting place.
- Vet trips should be implemented annually to ensure your pet is up to date with it's vaccinations and healthy.
- Train your animals- especially dogs and horses so that they are not a nuisance in public.
- Consult your vet about issues regarding the locality of your pet. For example; heartworm.
- Check your dog every day for ticks, as the paralysis tick may be fatal. Remove ticks with tweezers.
- Pre-arrange your pet to be suitably looked after if you leave town.
- Ensure you clean up after your pet.
- In order to prevent a frustrated and wondering pet, please talk to your local vet about de-sexing solutions.
- Introduce your animal to your neighbours and their pets to encourage proper socialising.
Pets and children
About 20,000 children are bitten by dogs in Australia each year, with about half requiring hospital treatment. More than 80 per cent of them are bitten at home by the family dog and, of course, young children are most vulnerable.
- Always supervise children around dogs
- Recognise the warning signs
- Educate your family
- to be calm, respectful and gentle around dogs
- to steer clear of a dog when it's eating, tied up, sleeping or growling
- to stand very still if a dog runs at them
- to always ask "May I please pat and play?"
Cloncurry Shire Pound
The pound is only open by appointment which can be arranged by contacting Council. The pound operating hours are as follows:
Monday- Friday between 9am and 2pm.
Please be mindful for the charges listed above for an impounded animal.
Public Notice: BOUNTY INFORMATION
Council wished to advise we will no longer be accepting Cat Tails.
Due to the extraordinary numbers of cat tails received, Council has expended its 2012-2013 budget allocation.
Please note that Council will cease payments as of 7 September 2012.
Should you have any further enquiries in regard to this matter, please contact the Manager for Environmental Health Services, Shane Noon on 4742 4100. View Notice Here.