Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025

This consultation has now closed.

How can we better manage dogs and cats in Mitchell Shire?

We're developing a new Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) and we want to know how you think we can better manage dogs and cats in our shire.

We're talking to a range of people including pet owners, people who don't own pets, vets, the RSPCA and pet shelters.

Why is the DAMP important?

  • It aims to promote responsible pet ownership within the community
  • It aims to minimise the risk of dog attacks on people and animals
  • It aims to encourage pet owners to register and microchip cats and dogs so they can be easily identified and re-united with their owners if they get lost
  • It aims to minimise the potential of cats and dogs to create a nuisance
  • It aims to encourage pet owners to take responsibility for their dog or cat's behaviour

Why are we doing this?

  • The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025 will outline the services, programs and policies the Council has established, or plans to establish, to address the management of dog and cat issues in Mitchell Shire
  • Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed and renewed every four years by all Councils across Victoria

How you can get involved

  • Complete the survey below
  • Attend a community drop-in

Community drop-ins:

  • Wednesday 12 May
    • Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre, from 10am to 11am
    • Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12pm to 1pm
  • Tuesday 18 May
    • Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre, 10am to 11am
    • Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre, 12pm to 1pm

The survey is open for five weeks and should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

Survey closes 9am Monday 7 June.

How can we better manage dogs and cats in Mitchell Shire?

We're developing a new Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) and we want to know how you think we can better manage dogs and cats in our shire.

We're talking to a range of people including pet owners, people who don't own pets, vets, the RSPCA and pet shelters.

Why is the DAMP important?

  • It aims to promote responsible pet ownership within the community
  • It aims to minimise the risk of dog attacks on people and animals
  • It aims to encourage pet owners to register and microchip cats and dogs so they can be easily identified and re-united with their owners if they get lost
  • It aims to minimise the potential of cats and dogs to create a nuisance
  • It aims to encourage pet owners to take responsibility for their dog or cat's behaviour

Why are we doing this?

  • The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025 will outline the services, programs and policies the Council has established, or plans to establish, to address the management of dog and cat issues in Mitchell Shire
  • Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed and renewed every four years by all Councils across Victoria

How you can get involved

  • Complete the survey below
  • Attend a community drop-in

Community drop-ins:

  • Wednesday 12 May
    • Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre, from 10am to 11am
    • Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12pm to 1pm
  • Tuesday 18 May
    • Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre, 10am to 11am
    • Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre, 12pm to 1pm

The survey is open for five weeks and should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

Survey closes 9am Monday 7 June.