"Paws" for Thought - Responsible Dog Ownership N.o.2

Published on Wednesday, 7 June 2023 at 6:12:44 PM

Having a dog is a big responsibility. Our best friends rely on us to keep them safe this is why it is important to make sure that they are confined to your property. If they escape your property they could receive serious injuries if struck by traffic, they could be involved in a dog attack or go missing for an extended period of time. 

Some dogs have a knack for escaping when their owners aren’t home, that’s why it’s important to regularly check for holes that may have been dug or gaps in fence lines where your dog may get out from. If your dog is missing you can report it to the Shire Ranger who may be able to assist with the search. 

Sometimes dogs will wander when they’re bored and aren’t getting enough exercise, when they’re feeling anxious or if they see something outside of their yard that they want to investigate further. It could help to identify why your dog is wandering to help resolve the issue.

If you have found a dog that’s wandering and you aren’t sure who the owner is contact the Shire on 9883 4999 as a first point of contact. Our team will be able to contact the dog owner and organise for the dog to be returned in a safe and timely manner.  As a dog owner it is important to ensure that your dog is microchipped and registered with the shire that you live in. This is a legal requirement but it also means that our ranger will be able to return your cherished family member home a little easier.

If you have any questions about pet registration or would like more information on responsible pet ownership please contact the Shire Ranger on 9883 4999.

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