Council is urging pet owners to register their pets
PET owners have until Monday, November 2 to take advantage of Gladstone Regional Council's discount pet registration period.
Council's environment portfolio spokesman Col Chapman said pet owners who paid their animal registration renewal in full by close of business on November 2 would save 20% on standard animal registration fees.
"Council offers discounts to owners who make an on-time payment, with additional discounts included for owners of desexed and microchipped pets," Cr Chapman said.
"Pension concession and Veterans' Affairs Repatriation Health card holders also receive discounted fees on pet registration as well as desexing and microchipping services to their pets."
Cr Chapman said having a pet desexed and microchipped had more benefits than just a discounted registration fee.
"By having your pet desexed you are aiding Council's efforts to restrict pet overpopulation and helping to reduce the number of stray and feral animals within the Gladstone Region," he said.
"Animals which have been inserted with a microchip have their own individual bar code and their owner's contact details recorded on a nation-wide registry database and this, together with registration, gives lost pets a much better chance of being reunited with their owners."
Registration renewal fees (2015/16):
Paid on or before November 2:
- Entire animal $81 (pension/concession $51)
- Desexed or microchipped animal $43 (pension/concession $26)
- Desexed and microchipped animal $21 (pension/concession $13)
- Registered breeders animal $40
Paid after November 2:
- Entire animal $102 (pension/concession $64)
- Desexed or microchipped animal $54 (pension/concession $32)
- Desexed and microchipped animal $27 (pension/concession $16)
- Registered breeders animal $50
For more information phone 4970 0700 or visit Council's website at www.gladstone.qld.gov.au