Domestic animal plan adopted by council

The Central Goldfields Shire Council has adopted the Domestic Animal Mana- gement Plan 2017-2021.

At last month’s ordinary council meeting, a report to adopt the plan, by general manager corporate and community services, was moved by administrator Hugh Delahunty and seconded by administrator Karen Douglas.

In speaking to the motion to adopt the Domestic Animal Management Plan, Mr Delahunty said the policy is in reference to dogs and cats only.

“This plan is in reference to domestic dogs and cats and does not cover other animals such as livestock or birds,” he said.

“This is an extensive document which gives good guidance to the community and council staff in looking after animals.”

The Domestic Animal Management Plan encourages responsible pet ownership and assists council to achieve a professional, consistent and proactive approach to domestic animal management, the report tabled to council stated.

In a statement, Central Goldfields Shire Council chief administrator Noel Harvey said the plan provides the necessary framework to guide council’s management of domestic animals for the period 2017 to 2021.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, February 20.

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