Kingborough municipality is made up of urban and rural areas so the variety of animals in the region is quite extensive. Council provides assistance and information to residents regarding control of various animals in the community. Council can assist residents with stray dogs, dogs that create a nuisance and poultry and farm animals on Council roads and verges.
The Dog Control Act 2000 and Regulations detail all requirements for owning a dog and its behaviour. If you need any advice on any aspect of the law relating to dogs, please contact the Council on (03) 6211 8200.
'A Dogs Life' booklet is available free of charge from Council Offices. The rules relating to stock crossings and the movement of livestock are contained within Traffic (Road Rules) Regulations 1999 and are enforced by the Tasmanian Police Force.
Kingborough runs a cat management project. However at this stage, there are no provisions for cats to be microchipped or registered in Tasmania.
National Desexing Month - July
Are you struggling to meet the cost of desexing your pet? Then the National Desexing Network (NDN) may be able to help.
They have a network of veterinarians across Australia who offer discount desexing to pet owners in genuine financial need. To find out more simply visit their website: www.ndn.org.au or call them on 1300 368 992.