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For pet owners

There can be a lot of joy in owning a pet, however, there are also responsibilities to consider when caring for your pet. This page contains information about pet registration, microchipping and tips for choosing a pet to suit your home and family. There is also information about lost and found animals, how to manage your dog's barking, keeping chickens in your backyard, and what you can do if you are impacted by someone else's pet.

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Dogs on beaches and exercise areas

There are rules in place to make sure that dogs can be responsibly exercised on Eurobodalla Shire beaches. You can view our location maps which show where dogs are allowed.

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Registration and microchipping

Microchipping and registration is required by law and enables the return of stray animals to their owner. Companion animals need to be microchipped by 12 weeks of age.

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Owning a pet

Pets can be great fun and an important part of life. Find out about your responsibilities and laws that aim to protect your pet's health and safety.

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Companion animal FAQs

Common questions about microchipping, registration, and what to do if you change your address or your pet passes away. You will also find the current lifetime registration fees.

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Local veterinary contacts

On this page you will find a list of addresses, contacts and website details of some Eurobodalla Shire veterinary surgeries which you may find helpful.

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Lost, found or impounded animals

If your cat or dog is missing, you will need to notify Council straight away. What to do when you've lost or found a pet, and where the pound is.

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Barking dogs

Why dogs bark and how to manage them in different situations. As a dog owner, you are responsible to ensure your dog does not create a nuisance by barking excessively.

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Cat ownership

Information about responsible cat ownership, preventing your cat from killing wildlife, keeping them confined at night, and frequently asked questions about cats.

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Companion Animal Management Plan

The plan aims to encourage responsible pet ownership and management of pets to the benefit of pets, the pet owner, the broader community and the environment.