There are plenty of pets across the Sunshine Coast with a famous moniker — we are home to Khalessi, Ace Ventura, Fonzie, 2Pac and Michael Bublé.
There’s also a Rambo, Cleopatra, Superman, Spiderman and Harry Spotter – a great name for a dalmatian. However, regardless of how famously named your furry friend might be, their pet registration is due.
Annual pet registration renewals have been sent out, either by post or email, to owners of the 66,132 cats and dogs registered on the Sunshine Coast.
If you haven’t received a renewal notice, your pet’s details have changed or you no longer own your pet, please contact Council as soon as possible to update your details and avoid receiving an infringement.
Pet registration helps Sunshine Coast Council reunite lost pets with their owners as well as provide funding for services such as education programs to promote responsible pet ownership, reuniting and care of lost animals and animal management within the community.
Service Excellence Portfolio Councillor Christian Dickson reminded residents that registrations were not only a safe way to reunite missing pets with owners, but it was also required by law.
“In the Sunshine Coast region, there are 54,365 registered dogs and 11,767 cats,” Cr Dickson said.
New residents urged to register pets
“We anticipate there are many more not registered, particularly with so many new residents moving to the Sunshine Coast.
“New residents can transfer their cat or dog registration from another region for free if registered within 14 days of moving to the Sunshine Coast. So, if you’ve recently moved, now is the time to contact us and register your pet.
“Or if you’ve added a new pet to your family or had them de-sexed, get in touch and update your details.”
Significant discounts apply for de-sexed and micro-chipped pets, with the cost being just $24 or free for pensioners.
There is also the option of a lifetime registration for de-sexed and micro-chipped cats – only $95 with no annual renewal fee required.
Registration is free for pets under six-months-old.
Renewal of pet registration is due by September 30.
Easy ways to pay your pet rego
There are several convenient ways to pay your registration renewal:
- Go to MyCouncil to pay your cat or dog registration renewal using Visa or MasterCard.
- Pay using BPay by contacting your bank to make a payment from your cheque, savings or transaction account.
- Post a cheque or money order to Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4560. Include the bottom section of your animal renewal form with animal details.
Pet owners can also update their pet’s details, including changes to de-sexing, micro-chipping and pensioner details or cancelling your pet’s registration if you no longer own your pet, via MyCouncil or a simple online form on Council’s website by searching ‘cat and dog registration’.
Dog registration is required under the Queensland Government Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 and cat registration is required under Sunshine Coast Council Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011.
This article Pet rego due even for the famous has been supplied from the OurSC website and has been published here with permission.