New oppawtunity to shape how Council manages pets in Brimbank

As pet ownership rates soar, Council needs your help in creating a new plan for managing animals in Brimbank.

The community’s opinions on pet ownership and care will help develop the updated Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP).

In line with Victorian Government, all councils must prepare an updated DAMP every four years.

The Plan guides our programs, services and strategies for managing pets. It also aims to meet the needs of pets, community members and the local environment.

Although feedback from pet owners is important, we’re keen to hear from all members of the community in this consultation. This includes those who don’t own pets.

“Pet management is an issue that affects all of us,” says Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic.

“I would really encourage all of you to go online and let us know your views via the online survey.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, demand for pet adoption has skyrocketed. The Lost Dogs’ Home in North Melbourne facilitated 416 adoptions in August, the highest monthly number in more than a decade.

As more and more Melburnians turn to pet ownership for comfort and companionship, the DAMP is especially important to ensure the pets are safely and correctly cared for.

“The DAMP is about making sure that every pet owner understands what is needed to look after their pets responsibly,” says Cr Rasic.

To provide feedback on the DAMP visit the Your Say page.  The consultation will close 26 September 2021.

Council will release the draft plan for further community feedback later this year.


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