Rangers will undertake cat and dog registration checks across Murray and Waroona shortly.
These checks will be conducted across each locality and suburb by Shire Rangers to ensure all dogs over the age of three months are registered in accordance with the Dog Act 1976, and all cats over the age of six months are registered in accordance with the Cat Act 2011.
Residents are encouraged to register their cats and dogs to avoid on the spot fines of $200.
Registering cats and dogs is an imperative part of being a responsible pet owner. Registered pets are easier to locate when lost and allow the delivery of quality services throughout Murray and Waroona.
Signs will be posted throughout the Shires advising residents of when the registration checks will take place and further information will be posted on the Shire's websites over the next coming weeks.
Cat and dog registrations can be completed at the Shire of Murray Administration Office between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday or at the Shire of Waroona Administration Office between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
For more information on how to register your pets, please contact the Shire of Murray on (08) 9531 7777 or visit www.murray.wa.gov.au, or contact the Shire of Waroona on (08) 9733 7800 or visit www.waroona.wa.gov.au.