DOG & CAT MANAGEMENT
• Register your dogs and/or cats with Council. Registration is free.
• Dogs must be registered with Council before 12 weeks old or within 14 days after moving to Cherbourg.
• Your dogs and cats must not roam outside your property unleashed.
• If you animal moves away, dies or you get a new animal/s, remember to update your animals’ details with Council.
• Keep your gates shut so animals cannot leave your property at will.
• Report any damaged gates and fences to the Housing Department at Council.
• All dogs and cats must be microchipped.
• Parasite treatment is important to keep your animals and your family members healthy. Free treatments are available at Council for registered animals.
• It is best to get dogs and cat desexed. Both male and female animals can be desexed. Advantages of desexing include:
o Prevents unwanted puppies and kittens;
o Prevents pets straying and causing a nuisance within the community and local wildlife;
o Less likely to want to escape your home to seek a mate;
o Reduce the risks of cancers in both male and female pets;
o Male cats will reduce scent marking;
• If you intend for your dog/s to breed, you need to register as a breeder, which is Queensland state legislation. This can be done at https://qdbr.daf.qld.gov.au/. There are also lots of other things you need to do if you are breeding animals responsibly. These include regularly worming the litter and mother; getting the pups checked by a vet and having them vaccinated and microchipped.
• As a pet owner, you must take responsibility to ensure your pet/s does not attack or act in a way that causes fear to the community or other animals.
• No more than two dogs per household as per CASC policy. Failure to properly manage the dog numbers will impact on your tenancy agreement with Council.
• If your dog/s leaves your property, they must be supervised and on a leash/s.