City of Wanneroo urges pet owners to take up lifetime registration

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THE City of Wanneroo is urging residents to take up lifetime registrations for dogs and cats.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said lifetime registrations offered a “cost effective” option and acknowledged people may shy away from lifetime registrations if they were considering moving home.

“However, owners who move house within WA can simply transfer their dog registration to the new council, free of charge,” she said.

“Life time registration is not only cost effective but also convenient, and reduces the risk of expired registrations.”

State law requires that all dogs aged three months and older must be registered, micro-chipped, and wear a registration tag and disc showing the owner’s name and address.

Cats aged six months and older must be registered, micro-chipped and sterilised.

The annual registration fee for an unsterilised dog is $50 per year compared to $250 for lifetime, while a sterilised cat costs $20 a year or $100 for a lifetime.

A 50 per cent discount is available to people with seniors’, pensioner concession, State concession or Commonwealth seniors’ cards.

Existing annual registration renewals expire on October 31 so people will receive reminder notices early next month.

Pet owners attending the City’s Dog’s Breakfast event on Sunday, October 21 can visit the City of Wanneroo stand and register their dogs and cats on the day.

For more information, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/animalsandpets .