COMMUNITY consultation on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2021 draft Domestic Animal Management Plan closes Wednesday 22 September.
The plan outlines the shire’s approach to animal management services, programs and strategies across the peninsula over the next four years.
Victorian councils are required to produce a Domestic Animal Management Plan every four years.
The focus of the plan will be on communication around responsible pet ownership; promoting compliance and enhancing education and improving animal welfare outcomes. It will focus on supporting a consistent approach to leash-free and dog prohibited areas; increasing pet registration and opportunities for lost pets to be reunited with their owners; decreasing dog waste in public places and reducing dog attacks.
“We recognise the value of pet ownership,” the mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said.
“Pets can benefit our health and wellbeing in many ways. As pet owners it is important to look after the welfare of our pets.
“We also have a responsibility to make sure our pets don’t have a negative impact on our local environment and community.”
Pet owners or those interested in the plan are invited to provide their feedback to help shape the final plan.
Hard copies and feedback forms are available from the shire’s customer service office 5950 1000, email email@example.com or write to Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939