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socially responsible pet ownership

It’s important for all pet owners to consider others by caring for their pets in a manner that avoids nuisance or lack of amenity for the rest of the community. Remember to always keep your dog or cat secure and confined on your property. Wandering or stray dogs and cats at large are a source of public nuisance and a risk to people, other animals and to themselves. Leash your dog when walking in public except in off-leash areas. Prevent your dog from barking excessively and becoming a noisy nuisance in your neighbourhood. Identify your pet with both a collar and tag, and microchip and register your pet with your local council as required.