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Registration + Rangers
Registration, Off-Leash Areas, Barking, General Care, Lost & Found
- Microchip your dog at 12 weeks of age or point of sale/exchange, whichever comes first.
- Register your dog by 6 months of age.
- Walk your dog on a lead, except in "off leash" areas.
- Keep your dog quiet.
- Keep your dog in your yard.
- Keep our public places clean.
- Don't let your dog attack or frighten people or animals.
Remember, dogs left in the back of open utility vehicles in public must be tethered in such a way as to prevent them from attacking or worrying any person passing by.
You must not take a dog within 10 metres of any playground apparatus located in a public place or apparatus used for the preparation or consumption of food by humans. Also, you must not take your dog into school grounds or child care centres.
Breaches of the requirements of the Act may result in a fine. Fines range from $110.00 on the spot, up to a possible court imposed fine of $11,000.00
Council's Rangers are able to offer basic advice on pet care and can direct you to other local expert advice on health and behavioural issues.
Council's Rangers handle complaints regarding the following animal issues:
- Roaming/straying dogs
- Dogs off leash
- Barking dogs
- Dogs in prohibited areas eg School grounds, children's playgrounds, food preparation areas.
- Nuisance dogs/cats
- Dog attacks
- Stock on roads
Complaints must be telephoned through to Council's Regulatory Services Division on 02 69 269 202 in order that they can be immediately registered on Council's complaint system and forwarded to the relevant officer for action.
Rangers undertake regular patrols of Wagga Wagga and surrounding villages to monitor animal management issues.
Rangers are available to undertake education presentations in relation to companion animals for school and community groups upon request. Arrangements for these need to be made via the Rangers who may be contacted on 02 6932 9057 during office hours.
Outside Rangers' working hours of 8:00 am - 4:45 pm weekdays. Rangers only respond to dog attacks (where the dog is still posing a threat) or stock on the road. In the event an emergency occurs, Rangers can be contacted via the Wagga Wagga Police on (02) 6921 0544.
Rangers do not pick up stray dogs after hours. Stray dogs after hours can be left in the deposit pen located at the front of the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter. The deposit pen is cleared daily.
Wagga City Council Regulatroy Services Division
Tel: 02 6926 9202
Glenfield Rd Animal Shelter
Tel: 02 6932 9057
Mob: 0429 699 211, 0429 317 018, 0428 656 914
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