Wodonga Council is urging all pet owners to update their details as the annual pet registration period begins.
To have a pet go missing can be an extremely upsetting and stressful situation for the whole family. However, if your pet is registered and microchipped, there is a much higher chance of your four-legged friend being returned to you, if it ends up in an animal shelter or vet clinic.
Pet registrations in Wodonga are due on April 10 each year.
Under Victorian law, dogs and cats three months and older must be microchipped and registered with council. Pet registrations are the legal responsibility of all pet owners. Failing to register a pet, or to renew an existing registration, can result in a fine of over $300.
Registration is easy. To find out how or to download a pet registration form visit: www.wodonga.vic.gov.au
Please remember that council will not register a new cat unless the cat is desexed or is exempt under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
Cat owners are required to contain their pets to their property between sunset and sunrise, unless restrained and in the presence of their owner.