Are you Aware of your Responsibilities as a Dog owner?

Published on Thursday, 8 February 2024 at 11:57:47 AM

Just a reminder that the Dog Act 1976 is administered and enforced by local governments within their respective districts. It addresses the control and registration of dogs, the ownership and keeping of dogs, and the obligations and rights of dog owners and others.

As a dog owner some of your responsibilities include:

- Registering your dog with the Shire of Gingin.
- Ensuring your dog is microchipped
- Obtaining a registration tag which your dog is required to wear in public places.
- You have a legal responsibility to keep your dog under control, on leash when in public and contained to your property boundaries, do not let your dog wander off your property.
- Ensuring your dog does not create a public nuisance by barking excessively.
- If your dog attacks a person or another animal, you will be held responsible even if you are not there at the time.

Please be aware that if the previously mentioned responsibilities are not adhered to, you may be subject to penalties, fines and additional fees.

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