New cat fees included in changes

The fees, which were gazetted by the State Government in August, require residents to pay $20 annually for each cat they own, with options of $42.50 for three years, or $100 for the cat’s lifetime.

It also includes increased fees for dogs, doubling to $20 a year for a sterilised dog, or $42.50 for three years.

The fees for an unsterilised dog are $50 for one year, or $120 for three years.

Pensioners receive a 50 per cent concession for dog fees.

In a report to council, Wanneroo’s administration said the dog fees would generate about $320,000 for the City, although a previous briefing report said the cost of enforcing the Dog Act was about $78 per dog, or almost $1.56 million a year.