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Council officers will be at the Whyalla Public Library for the next four Wednesdays to help people register their pets online

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City of Whyalla officers will be at the library every Wednesday this month to help pet owners with the new online registration system.

The Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) system was brought in across South Australia in July in line with new dog and cat legislation.

To help people with the new system, Council officers will at the customer service counter of the Whyalla Public Library (separate from the main library counter) from 10am to 4pm on August 8, 15, 22 and 29 to assist with dog and cat registrations.

They will be able to process registrations for pet owners (if paying by credit card) or just guide them through the process to get their animals registered online. They will also be able to provide information on the new dog and cat laws which are now in effect and any other health, compliance, animal-related matters.

Dog and Cat owners have got between now and August 31 to get their pets microchipped and registered.

To register their dog and cat, owners can go online direct at https://bit.ly/2OJUxfa or for more information on registrations and the new dog and cat laws go to https://bit.ly/2r91RWY Those that can’t make it to the library can ring Council on 8640 3444 or send an enquiry to council@whyalla.sa.gov.au for more information.

11 THINGS THAT WHYALLA DOG OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

  • All dogs must be microchipped after July 1, 2018 and registered between July 1 and August 31.
  • All dogs born after July 1, 2018 must be desexed, microchipped and registered.
  • Only registered breeders or, in some cases primary producers, can own non-desexed dogs born after July 1, 2018.
  • Dogs born before July 1, 2018 do not have to be desexed but must be microchipped and registered.
  • It costs $32.50 to register a microchipped and desexed dog
  • It costs $65 to register a dog that is not desexed or microchipped
  • Expiation notices of $170 can be issued under the new Act to those people with dogs that are not microchipped.
  • Expiation notices of $210 can be issued to an owner that doesn’t clean up after their dog defecates in a public place. Expiation notices of $210 can be issued for dogs wandering at large.
  • Expiation notices of $170 can be issued under the Act to those people with unregistered dogs.
  • Dogs can be registered on the new DACO online system or by contacting council on 8640 3444 for assistance with using the new system.
  • Those people in Whyalla who already have a registered dog should wait until they receive a renewal notice before going on DACO to renew their registration.

11 THINGS THAT WHYALLA CAT OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

  • All cats must be microchipped after July 1, 2018 and registered between July 1 and August 31.
  • All cats born after July 1, 2018 must be desexed, microchipped and registered.
  • Only registered breeders can own non-desexed cats born after July 1, 2018.
  • Cats born before July 1, 2018 do not have to be desexed but must be microchipped and registered.
  • It costs $5.50 to register a microchipped and desexed cat
  • It costs $11 to register a cat that is not desexed or microchipped
  • Expiation notices of $170 can be issued under the new Act to those people with cats that are not microchipped
  • Expiation notices can be issued under City of Whyalla bylaws to those people with unregistered cats.
  • Cats can be registered on the new DACO online system or by contacting council on 8640 3444 for assistance with using the new system.
  • Those people in Whyalla who already have a registered cat should wait until they receive a renewal notice before going on DACO to renew their registration.
  • Cats must be contained within a house or enclosure between the hours of 10pm and 6am.

   

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