Dog’s Day Out rescheduled for Sunday July 14

Dog’s Day Out rescheduled for Sunday July 14

The popular ‘Dog’s Day Out’ event, originally postponed due to bad weather, has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 14 from 8am to midday at Brendan Hansen Park in Maryborough.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said the ‘Dogs Day Out’ event was a fun day out for the whole family which also coincides with National Desexing Month.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn more about responsible pet ownership and the importance of desexing your dog,” he said.

“Desexed animals are less likely to be aggressive, suffer from certain diseases and are less likely to roam.

“The popular Dog’s Day Out is also a chance to have some fun as we look for Maryborough’s best-dressed dog, best dog trick and owner look-alike competition.

“Residents can also enjoy pet market stalls, free face painting and food will be available.

“Free microchipping will also be available, plus Customer Service staff will be on hand to provide information about Council’s desexing rebate.

“If you’ve recently had your dog desexed and hold a Concession Card, you could be eligible for a $100 reimbursement.”

Fraser Coast Regional Councillor Daniel Sanderson said having a dog can bring great joy, but it also comes with great responsibility including desexing, vaccinations, registration, exercise, training, and more.

“In the Fraser Coast, it is compulsory for dogs to be registered with Council from 12 weeks of age and within 14 days of owners moving to the region,” said Cr Sanderson.

“Council encourages desexing by providing lower registration fees for desexed dogs as well as the $100 rebate for dogs desexed within the last 60 days for approved Queensland Concession holders.

“Ensuring your dog is registered and microchipped helps reduce the number of animals that end up at the animal facility and makes it easier for Council to reunite lost pets with their owners.

“The registration fees collected contribute to the cost of Council’s animal management operations, including compliance inspections, dog attack investigations, running the adoption centre, fenced off-leash areas, and responsible pet care programs.”

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Article and photos provided by Fraser Coast Regional Council

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