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Companion Animals Management Plan,Introduction, The City of the Blue Mountains is uniquely located within a National Park and a World Heritage. Area This location brings special responsibilities for people to protect the natural environment. by the appropriate management of their companion animals The keeping of companion animals. although satisfying and rewarding can also impact on the immediate neighbourhood if a thoughtful. approach to community living is not implemented, The Council has adopted a community endorsed strategic plan Sustainable Blue Mountains. 2025 The 2017 2021 Companion Animals Management Plan is consistent with the strategic. plan It also complies with the obligations placed on the Council by the NSW Companion Animals. Act 1998 It provides us with an opportunity to find the balance between encouragement and. support for the social benefits of pet ownership whilst at the same time indicating a strong. commitment to protecting public amenity safety and the environment The plan focuses on the. following outcomes, To ensure that Council meets its responsibilities under the Companion Animals Act 1998 and. Companion Animals Regulation 2008 and help to find the correct balance between regulatory. action and education, Helping to protect the natural environment including sensitive land and native fauna from the. actions of some cats and dogs, Providing information to residents to support socially responsible pet ownership.
Identifying and prioritising relevant companion animal management issues. Maintaining constructive communication with people who have expertise in companion animal. management in order to forge stronger community ties. Creating an awareness of and seeking compliance with the provisions of the Companion. Animals Act 1998 and Regulation, The plan has been prepared to guide actions over the period July 2017 to June 2021 The. document is separated into 8 sections,1 Microchipping and Registration. 2 Animal Wellbeing,3 Community Living,4 Protection of the Natural Environment. 5 Public Amenity and Open Spaces,6 Impound Facility Activities. 7 Educational Initiatives,8 Compliance Issues,p 2 27 June 2017.
Companion Animals Management Plan, Each section overviews the issues Key actions have been listed and performance indicators. identified to assist in measuring the progress towards achieving the stated outcome Where. possible the key actions have been kept to match existing resource levels The Plan primarily. seeks to shape the work that is currently undertaken to give it a strategic direction to target. resources and to influence the workload mix to incorporate non regulatory activities into daily. practice Where funding is required this is indicated. Council s Key Enforcement Powers, The NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 sets out the regulatory provisions for the management. of domestic dogs and cats Local government is charged with implementing the Act In Council. the enforcement of companion animal management is primarily undertaken by Environmental. Rangers who also perform a range of other important regulatory roles The actions outlined in. this plan however include responsibilities of other areas of Council s services thus ensuring a co. ordinated approach to companion animal management, The key enforcement provisions under the Companion Animals Act 1998 include. Sections 29 The issuing of a Penalty Infringement Notice A cat must be identified by way of a. 30 92 collar and tag or microchip while away from the property it is ordinarily kept Cats. are generally prohibited in food preparation consumption areas and in wildlife. protection areas, Note Roaming cats are not regulated other than in these areas A penalty. infringement notice PIN can be issued for breaches of the above. Section 31 The issuing of a nuisance notice or order issued where a cat persistently makes. 31A a noise or the noise continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably. interferes with the peace comfort or convenience of any person in any other. premise or where a cat repeatedly damages anything outside the property on. which it is ordinarily kept, Section 32 Seizure of cats any person can seize a cat to protect any person or animal from.
injury or death Specific procedures must be followed. Council does not have regulatory powers to restrict roaming cats unless. clear evidence is available that shows that noise from the cat is causing a. nuisance to or the cat is damaging a neighbours property or wildlife. 27 June 2017 p 3,Companion Animals Management Plan. Council s Key Enforcement Powers, Section 33 Declaration of a dangerous or menacing dog Council can declare a dog as. 33A 34 dangerous if it, i has without provocation attacked or killed a person or animal or. ii has without provocation repeatedly threatened to attack or repeatedly chased. a person or animal or,iii is kept or used for the purpose of hunting. A dog can also be declared as menacing if it,i has displayed unreasonable agression or.
ii without provocation attacked a person or animal but without causing serious. injury or death, The nature of the aggression shown or potential aggression in the case of hunting. dogs will determine how Council proceeds Refer to Section 9 of this Plan for more. information, Section 32A The issuing of a nuisance notice or order issued where a dog is habitually at. 32B large persistently barks or makes a noise that continues to such a degree or. extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace comfort or convenience. of any person in another premise repeatedly defecates outside the property. repeatedly chases or runs at any person or vehicle endangers the health of any. person and or repeatedly causes substantial damage to anything outside the. property on which it is kept, Sections 18 Seizure and secure of dogs A dog that has attacked or bitten may be secured on. 57 its property or seized A dog may also be seized where any control requirements. applying to the dog are not complied with, Sections 92 Issuing of penalty infringement notices PIN A PIN can be issued in respect of. i dogs found in prohibited places such as child care centres children s play. 20 57A 10A, areas food preparation and consumption areas unless in a road reserve.
public bathing areas and parks recreational areas so indicated as prohibiting. dogs and designated wildlife protection areas, ii dogs not being contained within a property and not on a leash whilst in a public. place other than a designated off leash areas,iii dogs defecating in public place. iv the sale of a restricted dog or proposed restricted dog. v a dog that has not been microchipped and registered. vi for non compliance with a nuisance order,p 4 27 June 2017. Companion Animals Management Plan,Council s Key Enforcement Powers. Wild Dogs are not managed as part of this Companion Animals Management Plan The. management and control of wild dogs is the responsibility of the relevant land owners and. As a land manager Council has the same obligations in relation to the control and management. of wild dogs as any other land owner Under the Local Land Services Act 2013 wild dogs are a. declared pest and as land manager Council is required to control these pests. Council s Environmental Rangers in their role of managing domestic dogs under the Companion. Animals Act 1998 respond to minimise the threat to the community by providing assistance to. relevant land managers with trapping programs and communication with the local community. A recurring theme throughout the Companion Animals Management Plan is the issue of. socially responsible pet ownership, Responsibilities include but are not limited to meeting the regulatory requirements.
including a collar identification microchipping and registration minimising excessive. noise ensuring containment of the animal on the premises and where relevant. satisfying the legislative requirements such as the restraining dogs on a lead and under. effective control as well as identification of dangerous or restricted breeds of dogs. 27 June 2017 p 5,Companion Animals Management Plan. Companion Animals Management Issues,1 Microchipping and Registration. Outcomes Sought, All eligible cats and dogs within the City are microchipped and registered on the NSW Companion. Animals Register, The Companion Animals Act 1998 Sections 8 9 requires owners to. Have their cats and dogs microchipped from 12 weeks of age or at the time in which they are. sold or given away prior to 12 weeks of age, Register their cats and dogs on the NSW Companion Animals Register by 12 weeks of age or.
upon sale of the cat or dog if sold prior to 12 weeks of age and. Advise Council when there is a change in either ownership or place of residence and on the. death of their pet s, The State Government established a Companion Animals Taskforce in 2012 to provide advice. on key companion animal issues Following a review of the Taskforce Reports the Government. adopted a number of changes to the Act and other measures to help keep the community safe. and further protect animal welfare These measures included a review of the registration system. and establishment of a funding program for Council and partner organisations to deliver targeted. microchipping registration and desexing programs, In July 2016 the Office of Local Government launched the NSW Pet Registry which is an online. database of microchipped and registered cats and dogs in NSW All existing microchipped. cats and dogs that have previously been contained within the Companion Animals Register are. available via the new Pet Registry,The Pet Registry enables owners to. update their contact details such as a change of address. transfer ownership,report pets as missing or deceased and. pay most lifetime registration fees online, In 2017 the Office of Local Government will launch new modules as part of the NSW Pet Registry.
that will replace the Companion Animals Register for councils and other authorised users with. improved forms functionality and reporting tools, The identification and registration of cats and dogs underpins responsible pet ownership and. delivers the following benefits, Lost pets can be identified and returned to the legal owners This can also be an advantage in. the event of a bushfire or other emergency where pets may be separated from owners. p 6 27 June 2017,Companion Animals Management Plan. Companion Animals Management Issues, Ownership of pets can be legally established in the event where liability has been incurred as. a result of animal behaviour and where the enforcement strategies of the Companion Animals. Act 1998 need to be used, Owners of abandoned animals can be readily identified to aid the efforts of Animal Welfare.
bodies to locate and bring to account irresponsible animal owners. Faster reunion with pet owners saves those owners the costs of collection kennelling. impounding and possible destruction of pets It also reduces stress on lost pets by returning. the pet directly to the owner, Enables Council to engage in more direct communication with pet owners to advise of new. programs initiatives and requirements, Blue Mountains City Council encourages the microchipping and registration of cats and. dogs Where appropriate it conducts or enters into partnerships with animal welfare or similar. organisations to deliver subsidised desexing and microchipping programs for cats and dogs This. usually involves owners being required to register their animal as a condition of participation. Action needs to focus on initiatives that address the percentage of the population that do not have. their pets microchipped and registered including those who sell or give a gift of a cat or dog to. ensure compliance with the law at the point of origin. The following key actions for microchipping and registration have been identified. Key Actions Timeframe Comment, 1 1 Council continues to act as an agent for the State Government Ongoing within. by accepting payment for lifelong membership of companion existing resources. animals and enter the relevant details into the electronic NSW. Companion Animals Register, 1 2 Advise owners in writing of the need to register any As opportunities arise. microchipped but unregistered animal over 6 months of age within existing. using reports made available from the Companion Animals resources. 1 3 Work with animal wefare or similar organisations to deliver As opportunties arise. subsidised desexing microchipping and registration programs partially dependent. for cats and dogs on external funding,and or participation.
of animal welfare or,similar organisations, 1 4 Conduct letterbox drops in targeted street locations advising Ongoing within. owners of the requirements of the Companion Animals Act 1998 existing resources. Performance Indicator Measurement tool, 1 A The number of cats and dogs both microchipped and registered Companion Animal. increases Register,27 June 2017 p 7,Companion Animals Management Plan. Companion Animals Management Issues,2 Animal Wellbeing. Outcome Sought, All companion animals are appropriately cared for by the provision of adequate shelter nutrition.
exercise and interaction with other pets and people and are kept in a manner that protects. Companion animals which are provided with appropriate management attention and care are. less likely to develop behavioural problems which can impact on wildlife other animals family. Identifying and prioritising relevant companion animal management issues Maintaining constructive communication with people who have expertise in companion animal management in order to forge stronger community ties Creating an awareness of and seeking compliance with the provisions of the Companion Animals Act 1998 and Regulation The plan has been prepared to guide actions over the

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