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Council pawsitive about Animal Management Strategy

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Rockhampton Regional Council, Media Release, 10 March 2021

Community education, vet partnerships, and pet registrations are just some of the key items outlined in Council’s newly adopted Animal Management Strategy.

The strategy was officially endorsed by Council this week and will now set the direction for animal management in the Rockhampton Region until 2023.

Councillor for Planning and Regulation, Councillor Ellen Smith, said she was thrilled to see such an important document officially endorsed.

Cr Smith with pup
Councillor Ellen Smith with pup. Photo: contributed.

“Our Local Laws staff do an incredible job year-round, and this strategy complements the work that has been done up until this point, and the work ahead,” Cr Smith said.

“It’s a great public document and shares with the community how we as a Council are working toward improved responsible pet ownership in our Region.

“It lists the issues we face in this area at the moment – such as unregistered pets, animal identification, and wandering pets.

“What’s more though, is with each issue listed, there are strategic and tangible ways we are working to improve these.

“We have some fantastic education campaigns ahead, we’re looking to roll out programs where we continue to partner with agencies and businesses both local and wider, and we even some events planned – so be sure to watch this space for details of these as we move forward.”

A sweet addition to the document – Cr Smith said a number of residents may also spot some familiar furred faces in the strategy.

“Some time ago, we put a call out on Facebook for residents to share pictures of their dogs with us and we were inundated!

“We have used many of these photos already in one of our campaigns, and we’re excited to also feature a few four legged locals in this strategy.

“They will continue to be featured in our upcoming campaigns which will be rolled out over the upcoming months.”

To view Council’s Animal Management Strategy, head to: https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/CouncilServices/Animal-Management

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