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Last days to share feedback on our animal management plan

We are seeking your feedback on our draft 4 year plan to better manage cats and dogs in Knox. Community feedback closes Sunday 28 November 2021.

Our draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025, proposes to build and enhance on existing Council initiatives and animal management services for our community.

With over 25,000 registered cats and dogs in Knox, it is important that we ensure Knox remains a great place to live and play for our entire community. The draft plan aims to balance the needs and expectations from both pet and non-pet owners in Knox.

New initiatives proposed in the draft plan include:

  • increasing public education about responsible pet ownership to improve pet registration rates, address dog waste in public spaces, reduce pet nuisances to neighbours, and promote rules for dogs off lead in our public spaces
  • providing free or discounted cat and dog desexing to disadvantaged residents in 2022
  • exploring the introduction of a pet companionship program for senior residents living alone to improve health and wellbeing

We developed the draft plan after reviewing community feedback from over 3,300 participants in July and August. People we heard from include cat and dog owners, non-pet owners, community group members and local animal businesses.

To view and have your say on the draft plan, visit our Have your say website.

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