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Registered dogs in Somerset get extension reward

Somerset Regional Council has extended the period of current dog registrations until 30 June 2023.

Published: 2nd June 2022

 

SOMERSET Regional Council has extended the period of current dog registrations until 30 June 2023.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said Council was proactively supporting residents with registered dogs.

“To reward residents who have done the right thing and registered their dogs with council, we are offering residents a one-year dog rego extension,” Cr Lehmann said.

“This is one less thing these households need to worry about particularly on the back of a global pandemic and two declared flood events in Somerset.

“All residents with registered dogs have to do is read the expiry date on their current yellow dog rego tags as being 30 June 2023 instead of 30 June 2022. It’s that simple.

Cr Lehmann said no new tags would be issued for the new financial year.

“Essentially, it means that those dog owners who live in Somerset and have a dog already registered with our council will get a year rego for free,” he said.  

“Council is introducing the measure for people who have already registered their dogs and are up to date. People with unregistered dogs however still risk being fined,” he said.

“We encourage those dog owners to register their dogs now and take advantage of council’s introductory dog registration fee which is just $35.

“We also ask that dog owners please keep us informed of their contact details to ensure wandering or lost pets can be re-united with their owners quickly and to let us know if their pet dies or they relocate out of the region.”

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