Responsible dog ownership
For the wellbeing and safety of your dog and the community, please ensure your dog:
- can be confined to the premises at which it lives
- is under control of a competent person, and on a leash of not more than 2m in length whenever in a public place
- is only exercised off-leash in designated areas. You must carry a leash to ensure your dog can be restrained if required
- wears a collar with ID tag displaying your name, address and contact number along with a current registration tag for easy identification
- is microchipped (mandatory as of 1 November 2013 for all puppies once they have reached 3 months of age, all dogs being registered for the first time and if ownership of the dog changes; all other dogs by 1 November 2015. All dogs classified as a dangerous dog are required to be microchipped by 30 Novemebr 2013).
If you or your dog disobey any of the requirements, you may end up being fined.
This section is to inform dog owners within the Shire of Westonia of their obligations under State and local laws, and of their obligations to the community in which they live. Find out about dog registration, sterilisation, microchipping and exercising here.
Click here for responsible Dog ownership info & Registration form
Cats - What the Law Says
The Cat Act 2011
The Act was introduced by the State Government with the aim of encouraging responsible pet ownership and reducing the number of unwanted cats across Western Australia.
From 1 November 2013, under the Act, owners of cats (over the age of 6 months) must ensure they have their feline pets:
1. Micro-chipped, wearing a collar and registration tags
(for identification purposes if the animal becomes lost or injured)
2. Sterilised – unless being used for breeding purposes by a Shire of Westonia approved breeder
(discount sterilisation applies to Shire of Westonia Residents)
3. Registered – with the Local Government (see below)
Local Government officers will be authorised to enforce this legislation and fines may apply to owners who do not comply. Cat owners should register their cat(s) with the Shire of Westonia.
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