A program being launched next week aims to make sure pets are being kept responsibly.
Rockhampton Regional Council will be doing inspections across all properties in the local government area.
Councillor Grant Mathers says it’s to ensure owners are complying with local laws, which are intended to protect the welfare of animals.
“Inspection programs also give council officers the opportunity to interact directly with members of the community and discuss any concerns,” he says.
“Through the Systematic Inspection Program, council officers will be inspecting properties between the hours 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Sunday.
“Officers will be inspecting any properties within the Local Government Area where a previously registered dog has not had their registration renewed.
“The program will commence on 3 October and will run for ten weeks, closing on 9 December.
“Residents are reminded that dog registration renewal notices were issued late July and were due on 31 August.”
Council will send out renewal notices via email or mail depending on your preference, so if you haven’t seen your renewal or just need to pay your registration you can call Council on 4932 9000 or jump on our website and pay online.