Frankston City residents will receive their annual pet registration renewal notices from the start of March, with payment due no later than Friday 10 April.
Frankston City Mayor, Sandra Mayer said owners who register their animals have the greatest chance of being reunited with them should they become lost.
“In the last 12 months Council has been able to return more than 750 lost animals’ home – thanks to those owners being responsible and registering their pets.
“Each year, shelters around the country are inundated with animals that have been found wandering the streets. Unfortunately, if those animals are not registered, it makes it extremely difficult to find their owners,” said the Mayor.
Councillor Mayer also called on owners to ensure their contact details were up to date in Council’s database.
“When you move house or get a new phone number, it’s important that you update your details in our system.” The Mayor said.
Pet registration fees go towards funding animal pound services, facilities for pets including dog parks, poo bins and bags, responsible ownership educations initiatives and events such as the annual Pet’s Day Out in Ballam Park.
Owners are reminded that their animal’s current registration tag is valid for the life of their pet. If lost, replacement tags can be obtained free-of-charge by contacting Council.
Owners can pay their animal’s registration or update their contact details via Council’s website pet registration page.
Alternatively, drop into any Council customer service centre or phone: 1300 322 322