Proposed Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

Consultation has concluded

The Glenelg Shire Council has developed its proposed Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) in accordance with Section 68A of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (the Act). The purpose of the DAMP is to outline the services, programs and policies which promote and encourage responsible dog and cat ownership in our community during the next four year period concluding in 2021.

Purpose

Council invites engagement from the community to provide comment on the proposed DAMP to ensure Council delivers a plan that addresses domestic animals in a responsible and responsive way.

Background

Councils are required to develop a DAMP on a four yearly basis with updates provided annually to the secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).

Benefits of the project

Effective domestic animal management benefits the community in numerous ways including:

  • Reduction in stray, feral, unowned and unidentified animals

  • Reduction in nuisance animals

  • Reduction in uncollected dog excrement

Project Impacts

The DAMP aims to provide general guidance and fair control of domestic animals throughout the Shire to reduce unwanted litters, attacks on person or animal and to encourage compliance in accordance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994. These are all deemed to be positive impacts as they endeavour to provide a safe and healthy community for residents and visitors to the area.

Timeline

The Domestic Animal Management Plan is a four (4) year plan and is reviewed annually to ensure the issues detailed throughout the plan are being addressed in the most effective way. Submissions will be considered prior to submitting a final plan to Council for adoption.

All feedback required by 5.00pm Friday 25 August 2017.

The Glenelg Shire Council has developed its proposed Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) in accordance with Section 68A of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (the Act). The purpose of the DAMP is to outline the services, programs and policies which promote and encourage responsible dog and cat ownership in our community during the next four year period concluding in 2021.

Purpose

Council invites engagement from the community to provide comment on the proposed DAMP to ensure Council delivers a plan that addresses domestic animals in a responsible and responsive way.

Background

Councils are required to develop a DAMP on a four yearly basis with updates provided annually to the secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).

Benefits of the project

Effective domestic animal management benefits the community in numerous ways including:

  • Reduction in stray, feral, unowned and unidentified animals

  • Reduction in nuisance animals

  • Reduction in uncollected dog excrement

Project Impacts

The DAMP aims to provide general guidance and fair control of domestic animals throughout the Shire to reduce unwanted litters, attacks on person or animal and to encourage compliance in accordance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994. These are all deemed to be positive impacts as they endeavour to provide a safe and healthy community for residents and visitors to the area.

Timeline

The Domestic Animal Management Plan is a four (4) year plan and is reviewed annually to ensure the issues detailed throughout the plan are being addressed in the most effective way. Submissions will be considered prior to submitting a final plan to Council for adoption.

All feedback required by 5.00pm Friday 25 August 2017.