Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan

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Domestic Animal Management Plans set out the procedures to manage dogs and cats

Darebin City Council reviews its Domestic Animal Management Plan every four years. The Plan outlines how the City will manage domestic animals like dogs and cats. The plan directs how Council will invest its time and resources, and how we will support the management of domestic animals and the safety and wellbeing of the wider community.

The community engagement phase for this project has now ended. Thank you for feedback.

We will now review your feedback and finalise the Animal Management Plan 2022-2025.

What’s happened so far?

Darebin City Council worked with Moreland City Council and Whittlesea City Council and engaged with the community to understand views about animal management. Community feedback was used to help prepare a draft Domestic Animal Management Plan specific to each municipality.

In April 2021 we asked for your feedback about what was important to you about animal management. We listened to your feedback and it informed the Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025. We then came back to you to ask you if we got the plan right.

About the Animal Management Plan 2022-2025:

You can read the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025.

The draft Plan outlines Council’s animal management services, programs and policies in compliance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994. It aims to:

  • promote responsible pet ownership within the community
  • protect the welfare of dogs, cats and other animals
  • reduce the incidence of nuisance caused by domestic animals
  • minimise the risk of dog attacks on people, dogs and other animals
  • address the overpopulation of cats
  • protect the local flora and fauna and environmentally significant areas within the municipality
  • provide support for vulnerable people and their pets
  • be inclusive and support people to achieve pet ownership
  • encourage pet adoption and fostering
  • foster partnerships with neighbouring Councils and other key stakeholders to achieve best practice

What’s happening now?

We are collating the responses and preparing the final plan.

What’s happening next?

The final Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 will be presented at the Council Meeting in January 2022 for endorsement.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

Darebin City Council reviews its Domestic Animal Management Plan every four years. The Plan outlines how the City will manage domestic animals like dogs and cats. The plan directs how Council will invest its time and resources, and how we will support the management of domestic animals and the safety and wellbeing of the wider community.

The community engagement phase for this project has now ended. Thank you for feedback.

We will now review your feedback and finalise the Animal Management Plan 2022-2025.

What’s happened so far?

Darebin City Council worked with Moreland City Council and Whittlesea City Council and engaged with the community to understand views about animal management. Community feedback was used to help prepare a draft Domestic Animal Management Plan specific to each municipality.

In April 2021 we asked for your feedback about what was important to you about animal management. We listened to your feedback and it informed the Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025. We then came back to you to ask you if we got the plan right.

About the Animal Management Plan 2022-2025:

You can read the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025.

The draft Plan outlines Council’s animal management services, programs and policies in compliance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994. It aims to:

  • promote responsible pet ownership within the community
  • protect the welfare of dogs, cats and other animals
  • reduce the incidence of nuisance caused by domestic animals
  • minimise the risk of dog attacks on people, dogs and other animals
  • address the overpopulation of cats
  • protect the local flora and fauna and environmentally significant areas within the municipality
  • provide support for vulnerable people and their pets
  • be inclusive and support people to achieve pet ownership
  • encourage pet adoption and fostering
  • foster partnerships with neighbouring Councils and other key stakeholders to achieve best practice

What’s happening now?

We are collating the responses and preparing the final plan.

What’s happening next?

The final Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 will be presented at the Council Meeting in January 2022 for endorsement.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

Page published: 30 November 2021, 19:06