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For pet owners

Owning a pet can be great fun. It brings many rewards and pets can be a very important part of life. Pet ownership comes with responsibilities. There are laws for pet owners that aim to protect your pet's health and safety, the environment, and other people.

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Dogs exercise areas and beaches

View our map to find places you can take your dog for exercise, and follow the rules signposted at those areas.

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Choosing and owning a pet

Pet owners are responsible for their animals' wellbeing and the impact their pet has on the community and environment.

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Lost, found or impounded animals

What to do when your pet is missing, if you've found a pet or a stray animal, where the pound is, how and when to notify Council, and how to get in touch with Council rangers.

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Registration, microchipping, and desexing

Lifetime registration, permits and microchipping are required by law. Desexing is not required, but can have benefits for your pet's health and care.

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Barking dogs

Dog owners are responsible for ensuring their dog does not create a nuisance by barking excessively. Find out why dogs bark and how to manage them in different situations.

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Dangerous and menacing dogs

What it means for a dog to be declared dangerous or menacing, the requirements for owners of declared dangerous or menacing dogs, and possible penalties.

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Cat ownership

Responsible cat ownership, prevent your cat from wandering, confine your cat at night and frequently asked questions and answers.

Keeping roosters and chickens

Find out if you can keep roosters and chickens on your property, rules about how to keep them, and what you can do if you experience health or noise related issues.

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Local veterinary contacts

Addresses and contact details of some Eurobodalla veterinary surgeries.

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Companion animals FAQs

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

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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.

Contact us

Contact us

If you have any questions about lost, found or impounded animals, or need more information about pet ownership, contact Council's rangers:
T: 4474 1019
E: Council rangers