Isa Council on animal welfare hunt

Resident Andy Pennington with Local Laws officer Tim Graham and Mayor Joyce McCulloch.

Resident Andy Pennington with Local Laws officer Tim Graham and Mayor Joyce McCulloch.

Mount Isa City Council says it will spend the next six months going door to door identifying animal welfare issues to reduce the amount of abandoned animals.

The systematic Animal Inspection Program will comply with animal management local laws, and will focus on identifying unregistered breeders, unregistered animals, keeping multiple dogs and cats at a property without permits, dangerous dogs, and general animal welfare.

Mayor Joyce McCulloch said the program would identify unregistered breeders and poor welfare conditions.

“There are too many stray and abandoned animals in Mount Isa that deserve a much higher standard of care. Backyard breeders are adding to the problem without giving thought to the fact that the litters will be hard to rehome, and our animals are suffering because of it,” Cr McCulloch said.

“We have too many animals coming through the pound which have been dumped or surrendered, they are simply become disposable commodities to some people, and it’s not good enough.

“Our officers will be identifying the people who are not doing the right thing in order to provide a better future for animal welfare in Mount Isa.”

 For more information on the animal inspection program, barking dogs or general complaints, or animal adoptions, please phone Council on 47473200.

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