Animal Control is primarily the responsibility of animal owners, however State Legislation gives powers to Animal Management Officers to enforce certain standards and requirements to be met by animal owners.
Animal owners in Frankston City must comply with the guidelines established under Local Law No.8, including:
- Number of Domestic Animals (pets) that may be kept
- The Keeping of Livestock (farm animals) in residential areas
- The Keeping and Housing of Pigeons
- Provision of Adequate Fencing Protection of Other Animals and Native Fauna and Flora
- Nuisances such as barking dogs. For more details, please refer to the section on Animal Noise
- Dog Excrement in public places
- Horses on Reservations
Dogs are only permitted to leave their registered property if they are under effective control of a chain, cord or leash. The only areas within Frankston City where dogs may be exercised 'off-leash' are in specially designated Free Roam Areas.
Parks and Natural Reserves Officers are actively engaged in trapping feral and stray cats on Council Reserves. They may also assist in providing traps to residents for trapping cats on private property.
Dogs Victoria Members
As council has only recently been advised of the new breeding amendments, there are resources and processes that will need to be developed. Council has contacted DEDJTR to seek assistance with this.
Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Bill 2016
Council envisages that contact will be made with every Dogs Victoria member that has 1 entire female dog before the implementation date of 10 April 2017.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
After Hours Contact
1300 322 322 to report emergency matters including dog attacks or threatening animals.
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