Animal Management - dogs and cats

Consultation has concluded

The City has formed a focus group of residents to meet during March and April to help us manage dogs and cats in our City.

You are among 40 residents helping provide input into an animal management and exercise plan.

These include dog and cat owners, dog and cat neighbours, animal welfare groups, dog obedience trainers, dog daycare providers, rangers and others.

At the first focus group meeting on 20 March 2018, we discussed the value and responsibilities of owning a pet, how pet ownership has changed over the past 40 years, and issues for future discussion. We looked at seven case studies. The outcomes are posted online here. You are invited to add to the conversations below.

We heard that 11,000 dogs and 4,000 cats are registered in the City, though the number must be much higher. What incentives can we provide for people to register their pets, or what incentives can we provide to owners of registered pets?

We heard that 760 dogs had escaped from private property last year, 11 were killed in accidents and three dangerous dogs were euthanased. All other impounded animals were taken to the cat and dog rescue havens for rehoming. We heard about the CIty's new pound in Wellard Street, Bibra Lake which caters for up to 30 dogs and 10 cats.

Animal management and designated exercise areas are becoming an increasingly higher priority for our community. Animal-related matters represent about 39 percent of all Ranger-related tasks each year.

We will keep you updated on this page about our discussions and in the meantime, please join in.

The City has formed a focus group of residents to meet during March and April to help us manage dogs and cats in our City.

You are among 40 residents helping provide input into an animal management and exercise plan.

These include dog and cat owners, dog and cat neighbours, animal welfare groups, dog obedience trainers, dog daycare providers, rangers and others.

At the first focus group meeting on 20 March 2018, we discussed the value and responsibilities of owning a pet, how pet ownership has changed over the past 40 years, and issues for future discussion. We looked at seven case studies. The outcomes are posted online here. You are invited to add to the conversations below.

We heard that 11,000 dogs and 4,000 cats are registered in the City, though the number must be much higher. What incentives can we provide for people to register their pets, or what incentives can we provide to owners of registered pets?

We heard that 760 dogs had escaped from private property last year, 11 were killed in accidents and three dangerous dogs were euthanased. All other impounded animals were taken to the cat and dog rescue havens for rehoming. We heard about the CIty's new pound in Wellard Street, Bibra Lake which caters for up to 30 dogs and 10 cats.

Animal management and designated exercise areas are becoming an increasingly higher priority for our community. Animal-related matters represent about 39 percent of all Ranger-related tasks each year.

We will keep you updated on this page about our discussions and in the meantime, please join in.