Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) Environment and Community Services Committee today (July 14) recommended that Council endorse two animal inspection programs starting in spring across residential and rural residential areas.
TRC Environmental Health portfolio leader Cr Tim McMahon said the recommendation covered the following approved inspection programs that would run concurrently from September 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022:
• A Systematic Inspection program: To check dog registration and dog/cat microchipping requirements in accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, and
• A Selective Inspection Program: To check on compliance with the conditions imposed for keeping a Declared Dangerous Dog or a Declared Menacing Dog in accordance with the Act.
Cr McMahon said it was a legal requirement for all Queensland dog owners to register their pets with their local authority.