Are you looking for a four-legged friend to join your family?
In partnership with the Lost Dogs Home City of Casey is running a campaign that will showcase a series of furry friends who are looking for their forever home.
The animal adoption campaign aims to help re-home Casey’s cats and dogs and will highlight a different profile each month of a dog or cat that is currently living at the Lost Dogs Home in Cranbourne or North Melbourne.
By adopting an animal, you’re giving your future pet a new ‘leash’ on life and make a loving addition to your home.
As part of our current Domestic Animal Management Plan, Council is determined to ensure all local animals have a safe and secure home, do not pose harm to themselves or others, and contribute to a safe and liveable community.
Make sure you stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for our monthly profiles (featured on a Friday).
All enquiries must be directed to the Lost Dogs Home, who undertake the screening process and ensure the animal is rehomed appropriately.
To help Council return your pet safely, ensure you microchip and register your animal, keep them confined to your property and that obey Council’s Local Laws in relation to animals.
Below are some tips on responsible pet ownership:
- Ensure your pet is registered with Council each year
Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, any dog or cat which is three months of age or older needs to be registered with Council and the registration fee paid by 9 April each year. For more information, visit the Register Your Pet page on Council’s website.
- Get your pet microchipped
Microchipping your pet helps ensure their safe return if they become lost. Remember, microchipping is different to registration. If you have moved address, don’t forget to update the microchip registry to help us return your pet safely.
- Confine your dogs and cats to your property
A dog or cat must be confined to the premises of its owner at all times. Pets found wandering may result in a fine for the owner. Most dog attacks occur as a result of poor fencing or open gates, and happen very close to the dog’s home. Contrary to popular belief, cats don’t have to roam and, provided their basic needs are met, can enjoy longer and healthier lives when safely contained.
- Desex your pet
Desexing your pets if they are not show or breeding animals is important to prevent unwanted litters and help reduce antisocial behaviour.
- Pick up after your pet
Under the Casey Community Local Law 2018, a person in charge of a dog or other animal must immediately remove and properly dispose of any dog or animal waste deposited by that animal in any public place. Owners that fail to clean up after their pets can be issued with an on-the-spot infringement.
- Pamper your pet
Feed an adequate balanced diet, provide clean water, and a cosy, dry place to sleep and ensure your pets are vaccinated. Dogs need regular exercise, and there are many great parks and reserves across Casey to enjoy with your pet.