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Thread: Council hunt for unrego'd dogs.

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    Default Council hunt for unrego'd dogs.

    They have done it before and caught a heap. I'm Ok with them cracking down on unrego'd dogs but i was shocked to read they can just enter my yard whenever they want.

    What if Bronx does what i would expect him do and defend my/his property against some random stranger ?

    What if they dont shut the gate properly on the way out and both my dogs get out ?

    I have the sign on the fence for a reason.

    Well i'm just going to lock my gates for the next 2 months. But i can see this leading to some poor dogs getting in trouble due to council entering yards and setting dogs off. This is going to piss some people (and their dogs) off big time here in Bundy.

    Thoughts ?

    Greg Barnes - Representative for Division 5 - Bundaberg Regional Council
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    That makes me so angry!! I hope its not like that where I live!! They're gonna cause all kinds of trouble by entering peoples yards unannounced!!

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    Apparently they can defend their backyard ...but i only got that throught he grape vine from a neighbour who's staffy's got out a while back and she had to deal with the local ranger (who's a real nice bloke BTW).

    I dare say anydog who bites one of these "inspectors" ...if thats what they are calling themselves.... would be in a world of trouble. I'd be interested to see if the number of declared dangerous dogs in the region goes up after their little witch hunt.

    I bet they wouldnt be held responsible if they let anyones dog out and it gets cleaned up by a car.


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    Bit of a cut and paste from the link cos I couldn't read the attached screen dump

    Animal management officers will be out in force in coming months as Bundaberg Regional Council takes a zero tolerance stance on unregistered dogs.

    Health and Regulatory Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said Council had resolved to undertake a region-wide door to door dog registration inspection program from October in today’s Special Meeting.

    “Council has noticed a decline in the number of registered dogs within the region despite the fact that registration is required under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008,” Cr Honor said.

    “We hope this survey will help to increase the number of dogs registered in the region. All dogs whether kept inside a house or contained within a property must be registered.”

    Residents throughout the entire region will effectively have a moratorium of three weeks to register their dogs before the inspection program starts in mid-October. Council officers would be searching for unregistered dogs with owners running the risk of receiving an on the spot fine.

    “Under the program officers have the authority to enter properties unannounced to search for signs of unregistered animals.

    “The fine for an unregistered dog is $227.”

    Cr Honor said for just $31 annually for a desexed, unregulated dog owners had the security of knowing their beloved pet’s contact details were on our system.

    “If your dog isn’t registered and microchipped we have no way of contacting you should your pet get lost.

    “To assist with the swift return of your dog, Council provides, in each registration period, one free release from the pound, provided your dog is not a regulated dog.”

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    I think in Victoria - an authorised council officer can enter the back yard and sieze any dog that is there.

    Not sure what they can do if the gate is locked. I suspect then they need a warrant and police.

    They need a warrant and police to come into your house. So they can't just break into your house to get a dog.

    Hopefully they would have details of what dogs are supposed to be registered at your address and descriptions of them - so if they see one brindle bastard over the back gate and can hear the other one barking away inside, they'd check your house off the list and move on.

    It's the places where there are four dogs in the back yard of a house with no dogs registered at that address that they'd be more worried about.

    I like the way they have a policy of one get out of jail free card. I don't think they have that here, tho if they can get the dog straight back to the owner - and not have to keep it over night or longer - I don't think they bother with the fine paperwork.

    I'm not sure what the rules are about council coming on to our properties uninvited here.

    Just don't invite them in the front door - ever. Like vampires.

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    I see a fair few dogs at the dog park without council tags on when I go - though possibly people just remove them so they don't get caught on anything or lost. Not really a big deal, I pay more for internet in a month than a whole year of registration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thingz View Post
    I see a fair few dogs at the dog park without council tags on when I go - though possibly people just remove them so they don't get caught on anything or lost. Not really a big deal, I pay more for internet in a month than a whole year of registration
    Your right it's not big $$$ ...unless the dog is declared menacing or dangerous. Its not worth the headache of copping a fine.

    MMJ ...mate, the more i think about it the more i agree with the point you make. If council kept that money aside for things like leash free areas or upkeep on our pounds so they dont have to rely on donations then i would be ok with that. But it sure as $##t aint happening here. Our council refuses to listen the community who are begging for a off leash area near my place. They say they have noticed a big decrease in dog rego's .....assuming all these dogs didnt die. So they need to find them. That money was obviously getting used somewhere and they miss it big time. It sure as hell wasnt going towards any dog related projects .

    For now i'll play by the rules though.....and keep my gates padlocked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post

    p.p.s I used to pay council rego but when I went to register Brock I found out my council had abolished the fee reduction for having a microchipped and desexed dog, so instead of paying $15 a year it was now near $50. And I hate my council lol
    You council can't be too bad, I pay about $80/year for my boy (not desexed), I think desexed is around $60/year. Don't think they have any incentives for microchipping though.

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    Why pay council registration fees if your dog is microchipped?
    we get a discount if the dog is microchipped
    and another discount if it has achieved a very modest standard at dog obedience training
    and another discount if it is desexed....

    Rego fees get spent on returning dog to owner should it escape
    paying the ranger cost including van
    dog poop bags at our parks and bin emptying.
    some rather small and inadequate fenced dog parks.

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    But why isn't this included in our rates?
    Erm - probably the same reason I have to pay extra tax to support wars in places I think we should not go, and for the damage that trucks do to the roads when we should be investing in better rail and for the health care of people whose health problems would go away if they quit smoking, drinking and eating maccas.

    The science show today was about how much more money is generated by (government / tax ) investment in scientific research - it multiplies a squillion fold but each year science research funding has been cut, and transport (roads and ports) funding has been increased.

    I suspect we have another thread for this.

    People with skin kids pay a lot more GST than I do...

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