What pet owners need to know
In Queensland, a person who becomes an owner of a dog must register the dog in the relevant local government’s area within 14 days of becoming the owner. Micro-chipping your dog is NOT registration. Failure to register your dog can result in a fine.
It is a requirement in Queensland when supplying or giving away a cat or dog to another person that the animal be microchipped. A fine can be issued by Council when a cat or dog is supplied without a microchip implanted into the animal.
If you become the owner of a cat or dog and it has not been implanted with a microchip, you still need to ensure, within 14 days of becoming the owner, that the animal is implanted with a microchip.
Under Douglas Shire Council’s Local Laws, it is prohibited to keep more than one cat or dog north of the Kimberley Range for allotments located in a Conservation Planning Area.
Should you require further information, or wish to report concerns or breaches relating to the keeping of animals in Douglas Shire, please call Council of 4099 9444.