Dogs are a very important part of our community and are highly valued by many people for their companionship. Tasman Council encourages all dog owners to comply with the Dog Control Act 2000. If you have an animal control issue or concern please contact the Council office. If you have an animal control emergency (e.g. Dog Attack) and the Council office is closed, please contact Chris Mole, Infrastructure Co-ordinator, on 0458 512 400.
It is a requirement under the Dog Control Act 2000 that all dogs over the age of six months are to be registered with your local council. If you have a dog that requires registration please complete the below form and return it to the Tasman Council office with the correct amount of money for the registration.
DOG MANAGEMENT POLICY 2012-2017
As of July 2011 it is legislative requirement under the Dog Control Act 2000 that dogs (working dogs and registered grey hounds are exempt) are to be microchipped. In 2011 Tasman Council held two microchipping days to assist local dog owners in having their dogs microchipped. Council is currently considering holding a third microchipping day if there is sufficient interest. If you would like to express an interest in another microchipping day please contact Council to have your details added to our list. Further information will be given in the near future.
What is a microship?
A microchip is similar in size to a long grain of rice. It is 12 millimetres long and 1 millimetre wide and fixed with a unique number when manufactured.
How does my pet get a microchip?
With one quick injection beneath your pets skin, between the shoulder blade area (normally). This injection is performed by your Vet at their clinic or at a local microchipping day in your area.
What happens after?
Your pets microchip will have 15 numerals, conforming to Australia and International Standards. Once your pet is microchipped, a form in completed with your contact details which is forwarded to a national database. Central Animal records (CAR) is one database that is recommended, as it has been accredited by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and the Comestic Animal Registries watchdog (DAR). Once prescribed with CAR, you will recevie, in the mail, a form of indentification to verify that your pet and ownership details have been received and listed.
What happens if my pet becomes lost?
If your pet is taken to a local microchip scanning centre (usually a Vet, Council or Welfare Centre), they will scan your pet with a Scanner and your pets microchip number will come up. The Vet, Council or Welfare worker will contact a national database, for example Central Animal Records, to find out your contact details, so you can be called and reunited with your pet.
The State Government has recently introduced legislation covering cat control.
If an injured animal is found please contact;
- Parks and Wildlife Services (South-East) - 03 6214 8100
- Richard and Lesley Kurek - 03 6250 2516 or 0407 502 099
For removal of snakes on private property please contact;
- Roseanne Heyward - 03 6250 3372
- Marcus Clark - 03 6250 3873 or 0407 503 813
Further information regarding local wildlife can be found on the Parks and Wildlife Tasmania website http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/