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Pet registrations help rescue animals

7 August 2017

Rescue animals will benefit from pet owners renewing their pet registrations by Friday, August 25.
 
“For every registration renewed by August 25, Council will donate 25 cents to animal rescue,” Cr Rolf Light said.
 
“The funds will be split between the Maryborough and District Animal Refuge, Hervey Bay Animal Refuge, Pet Warriors and Fraser Coast Cat Rescue.
 
“All pet owners who pay their annual registration by August 25 will also receive a $20 discount.”
 
With the discount, registration fees are: 
  • Whole dog $113, 
  • Whole cat $107, 
  • Desexed dog $37 
  • Desexed cat $32.80 
  • Whole dogs and cats eight years and older are $69.20.
“Pet owners who are 60 years or over; or hold an Australian Government issued disability or carer’s card or a DVA Gold card are also eligible for a further $5 discount.”
 
Pensioners with desexed dogs can also pay for two years registration and receive an extra one year’s registration for free.
 
Pet registration fees have only increased marginally across the Fraser Coast in recent years, Cr Light said.
 
“Registration fees for desexed animals were frozen for 2015/16 and 2016/17. 
 
“This is the third year in a row that registration fees for desexed dogs have remained the same. This year fees for desexed cats increased by 80cents, whole cats by a $1.30 and whole dogs by $8.”