Animal inspection program conducted in the Gladstone Region
Gladstone Regional Council wish to advise they will be conducting their animal inspection program as of 1 February 2019 until 30 July 2019 (6 calendar months).
Council undertakes an animal inspection program annually during which Local Law Officers inspect properties for unregistered animals.
The program generally operates in the first half of the calendar year for a period of six calendar months.
Information on animal registration and other regulations in relation to animals can be obtained by contacting Council on (07) 4970 0700.
Council Local Law Enforcement Officers will conduct house to house visitations from 1 February 2019 to 30 July 2019 to determine if animals are being kept and if these animals are registered.
In addition, the program will target those premises of owners that had an animal registered in 2017/18 and a renewal of registration was not made for the 2018/19 period.
Council advises that it is the responsibility of the animal owner to notify Council of any change of address.
Council officers will carry out inspections of properties and yards in the following urban and rural areas: Agnes Water, Aldoga, Ambrose, Baffle Creek, Bangalee, Barney Point, Beecher, Benaraby, Berajondo, Bororen, Boyne Island, Boyne Valley, Boynedale, Burua, Callemondah, Calliope, Captain Creek, Clinton, Colosseum, Darts Creek, Deepwater, Gladstone, Glen Eden, Iveragh, Kin Kora, Kirkwood, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Mount Larcom, New Auckland, Raglan, River Ranch, Rodds Bay, Rosedale, Round Hill, Rules Beach, Seventeen Seventy, South Gladstone, South Trees, Sun Valley, Tablelands, Tannum Sands, Taragoola, Targinnie, Telina, The Narrows, Toolooa, Turkey Beach, West Gladstone, Wooderson, Wurdong Heights, Yarwun.
All Council officers and workers, who need to enter a property, display identification cards and advise the property owner of the reason for the visit/inspection.
Council advises that the fine for an unregistered animal (dog) is $261. Further failure to register after this will result in an increased fine of $652 and officers entering the property under a Warrant signed by a Magistrate to seize and impound the animal/s at the owner’s expense until the animal is registered.
Council officers have the authority to enter properties to conduct those inspections under the Animal Management Act (cats and dogs) 2008 provisions, General Powers to Enter Places, Sec 111 1 (h)(i).
The animal inspection program assists in the collection of statistical data to provide an accurate record of the number of animals in the area and is a method of identifying lost pets so they can be reunited with their owners.