Deadline approaches for pet registration

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup shire senior customer service officer Natalie Callaghan reminds people to register their pets before the October 31.
Camera IconManjimup shire senior customer service officer Natalie Callaghan reminds people to register their pets before the October 31. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Pet owners in the Shire of Manjimup are being reminded to register their pets by October 31.

Registrations are now being mailed to residents.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said it was important to remember to keep pets’ registrations up to date.

“Whilst registering your pet is a legal requirement, keeping your pet's registration current and up to date ensures you can be contacted to make arrangements for the safe return of your animal should it be lost or wandering,” he said.

All dogs aged more than three months old must be registered and microchipped.

All all cats over six months must be registered, sterilised and also microchipped.

Pets can be registered in the shire for one year, three years or life.

Many residents choose the life-time registration option, which saves time and costs associated with annual renewals.

Registrations are also handy in case the pet owner has changed address or phone number.

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