Owning a pet is a privilege not a right.
All pet owners need to be aware of their responsibilities to keep not only themselves safe but also wildlife, the environment and other pets and their owners.
Taking on responsibility for a pet is a big commitment and should only be taken on board if you can provide all the necessities for it’s entire lifetime.
- Adequate food and water
- Preventative health care
- Appropriate exercise and mental stimulation
- A clean and safe home environment
- Appropriate socializing and training.
If a time may come when circumstances cause you to not be able to care for your pet anymore, please seek assistance and search for the best possible place for your pet to go. Do not abandon them or take them to a pound where they will most likely be euthanized. There are many rescue shelters and organisations to help, usually breed specific.
As a responsible pet owner you should
- Have your pets microchipped and registered with your local council.
- Have an identification tag on the pets collar.
- Not allow your pets to stay or become feral
- Limit your pets reproduction and reproduce responsibly.
- Have an evacuation plan in place for them.
All pets deserve to have the best life possible and you can provide them with that by following the information here.