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Pet registrations extended for Mitchell Shire residents

By Alex Gretgrix

OWNERS who are struggling to keep up with their pet registration payments need not stress after Mitchell Shire Council announced an extension last week.

The fees were originally due on Friday, April 10, but because of the current coronavirus pandemic, the council has extended the deadline to Sunday, May 10.

By law, you must register your dogs and cats that are aged over 3 months with your local council.

Registration ensures that missing pets can be returned to their owner as soon as possible.

Your dogs and cats must be microchipped before we can accept a new animal registration. Microchipping is available from all local vets.

If you do not register your dog or cat, you can be fined.

For instructions and registration forms, go to mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/services/animals/dog-and-cat-registration