Fraser Coast pet owners can treat their furry friends to ‘A Dog’s Day Out’ at Seafront Oval on the Hervey Bay Esplanade on Sunday 16 October.
Mayor George Seymour said Council was seeking stall holders to be part of ‘A Dog’s Day Out’, which would feature a mini-market showcasing pet products, experiences and services, along with agility demonstrations and pet care talks.
“Having a pet can bring great joy, but it also comes with great responsibility,” he said.
“It is compulsory for dogs to be registered with Council from twelve weeks of age and within 14 days of owners moving to the Fraser Coast region, while dogs also need to be desexed before 22 weeks of age.
“This new event – ‘A Dog’s Day Out – is designed to be both an educational event and a fun day out for the whole family. We encourage anyone with a dog to come along to check out the products available to pamper their pooches, learn about responsible pet care and to ensure their registration is up to date.
“Local businesses offering pet products or pet experiences that are interested in being part of the event on Sunday 16 October at Seafront Oval are encouraged to get in touch with Council by calling 1300 79 49 29 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Cr Seymour said the event coincided with the annual dog registration renewal period, with renewals issued in late September and due for payment by 31 October.
“As part of ‘A Dog’s Day Out’ on Seafront Oval, Council will have Customer Service staff available for pet owners to renew their registration and pay their fees via a debit or credit card, or to register their animal for the first time,” he said.
“It’s important to remember that Council offers free first time dog registration.
“The registration fees collected contribute to the cost of Council’s animal management operations including compliance inspections, dog attack investigations, the running of animal pounds and the adoption centre, fenced off-leash areas and responsible pet care programs.
“Ensuring your dog is registered and microchipped helps reduce the number of animals that end up at the pound and makes it easier for Council to reunite lost pets with their owners.”
For more information about keeping animals on the Fraser Coast and the services Council provides, visit https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/animals-and-pets
Article and photo submitted by Fraser Coast Regional Council