Cat owners who don’t desex their feline companions by the time they turn four months old will pay an annual $80 permit under tough new Government guidelines now in effect.
The $80 annual fee is in addition to the one-off lifetime pet registration fee.
The NSW Government changes create a stronger incentive to de-sex cats which improves the health and wellbeing of pets, lowers demand on pounds, reduces euthanasia rates, and helps to address concerns about feral, stray and roaming cats.
Under the same changes which came into effect on 1 July 2020, owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous will also be required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.
This will serve as a further disincentive to owning high-risk dogs and encourage owners to better manage the behaviour of their animal.
In NSW, restricted dog breeds are American pitbull terrier, Japanese tosa and Argentinean and Brazilian fighting dogs.
A declared dangerous dog is a dog that an authorised council officer or court has declared dangerous because of previous behaviour such as attacking or killing a person or another animal.
The rules are designed as a disincentive to owning these types of dangerous dogs and to encourage owners to better manage the behaviour of their animal.
Randwick Council Rangers deal with more than 1,000 requests each year about companion animals. Microchipping your animal is the best way to ensure their safety with 90% of impounded animals with microchips returned safely to their owners each year.
Randwick Council recommends people only buy animals from reputable breeders or licensed businesses. Companion animal owners are also reminded that microchipping and registering is a two-step process with microchipping required prior to 12-weeks of age and registration with council by six months of age
- 2 Hits
- Since 29-08-20
- Posted by Eastern Suburbs Life
- Eastern Suburbs Area
Calling all emerging artists, donate to Planit Palace to help the NSW Bushfires Appeal and WIRES (we can collect at your convenience) You will be filling our Instagram store, all sales go directly to help the effect of these dreadful fires raging through… Eastern Suburbs Area
This Christmas, the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation is encouraging Aussies to support those spinal cord injuries, and donate to the world-class Spinal Ward at the Hospital. Boasting over 150 years of care, the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick… Eastern Suburbs Area
Eastern suburbs pharmacist Noel D’Souza has leapt to the rescue of elderly people isolated at home by COVID-19. He and his staff operate a contactless prescription service for older customers, some of whom are on multiple medication regimes. “We’re… Eastern Suburbs Area
There has been a lot of media attention surrounding a proposal for a beach club on the sand at Bondi. Below is Council’s statement on the proposal. While Council will consider all event ideas and proposals put before it, we must also balance the needs of… Eastern Suburbs Area
FREE PUBLIC LECTURES ACCOMPANIED BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR - 4 LECTURES HELD IN SYDNEY - In a series of public information lectures held in Sydney, a doctor will speak about ‘Healing on the Spiritual Path ‒ medically verifiable.’ Doctors, psychologists and… Eastern Suburbs Area
Laverty Pathology is operating a drive-through & walk-in COVID-19 sample collection service at Bondi Junction. Our testing is quick, easy and convenient, with no out of pocket expenses and no request form required. Full details below: ✅ No referral… Eastern Suburbs Area
Randwick City’s beaches including Coogee, Maroubra and Clovelly Beaches will be made available for exercise purposes only as of Monday 20 April 2020. All Randwick City beaches were closed three weeks ago on 28 March to discourage large groups… Eastern Suburbs Area
Property Whispers - Australia's instant matching & connecting platform for off-market and on-market properties - has had a significant increase in the number of buyers registering and the number of properties agents have uploaded. Month-to-month… Eastern Suburbs Area
The St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point community has sought to help care for our neighbours in practical ways during COVID-19. One way has been by providing practical food and financial support to Rough Edges, the support group for the homeless… Eastern Suburbs Area