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Domestic Animal Management Plan

The plan outlines how Council will manage dogs and cats across the municipality over the next 4 years. It encourages responsible pet ownership and provides methods to address issues caused by dogs or cats across Knox.

About the plan

Council completed community consultation in 2021. More than 3,400 community members participated, including:

  • pet owners
  • people without pets
  • local animal businesses

Community feedback helped inform the priorities and initiatives outlined in the plan.

This plan will be reviewed each year.

Focus areas for 2021 to 2025

  • Promote and encourage responsible ownership of dogs and cats
  • Encourage the registration and identification of dogs and cats
  • Minimise the risk of attacks by dogs on people and animals
  • Minimise the potential for dogs and cats to create a nuisance
  • Address the issue of over-population and high euthanasia rates of cats and dogs
  • Manage dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs in the municipality
  • Inspect and ensure our domestic animal businesses comply with the requirements
  • Provide training for Council’s authorised officers
  • Other domestic animal matters.

See the 2021-2025 Domestic Animal Management Plan

Adopting the plan

Council adopted the Plan on 28 February 2022 and is in effect through to 2025.

Need help?

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Or call our Community Laws Department on 9298 8000.

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