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Approved Animal Inspection Program to Begin 1 September 2019

Hinchinbrook Council

27th August 2019

Hinchinbrook Shire Council will be conducting an Approved Inspection Program focusing on dog registrations and the keeping of animals throughout the district.

Mayor Ramon Jayo said the Approved Inspection Program will allow entry to an Authorised Officer, in order to inspect properties within the local government area.

“Council Officers will be checking for compliance of microchipping, registration, provision of proper enclosures and minimum standards for keeping of animals.”

“These Officers will be able to enter properties and undertake inspections. Officers will always approach the front door first to speak to the resident. If the resident is not home Officers may conduct inspections of the property without seeking occupier consent to minimise inconvenience,” Cr Jayo said.

Authorised Officers will be inspecting all properties throughout the Shire with an area of less than 4,000m2, where the property is in a group of three or more similar sized allotments. The program will cover the townships of Ingham, Allingham, Lucinda, Halifax, Trebonne, Toobanna, Taylors Beach, Mount Fox, Victoria Estate, and any rural residential properties in outlying areas that meet this criteria.”

“Community feedback has indicated that residents are not happy with animal behavior in general and this program is designed to address these issues. Council has listened to feedback from the community and is undertaking this inspection program to ensure responsible pet ownership is at the forefront of everyone’s minds,” Cr Jayo said. 

The Approved Inspection Program will run from 1 September 2019 to 30 November 2019, between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm weekdays, and 8.00am and midday on weekends

For further information regarding the Approved Inspection Program, please visit Council’s website, Pets and Animals page or alternatively by contacting Council via 4776 4600 during business hours or via email council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

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