Animal Control

Every dog owner has a legal responsibility to keep his pet under control at all times.

This is achieved by ensuring that the property where the dog is ordinarily kept has sufficient gates and fences to prevent the dog escaping. Whilst exercising your dog in public, it must be kept on a leash (not longer than 2 metres) at all times. The person exercising the dog must be capable of controlling it (physical ability) in the event that the dog attempts to run off or fight another dog.

In areas designated for the purpose of dog exercise, that is, where dogs may be let off leashes, the dog must still remain under your effective control. This means that you must still carry a leash with you to tether the dog should it be necessary.

For any further information regarding animal control, please contact Council's Ranger on 0428 521 106.

Registration

All dogs aged (3) months and over MUST be registered.

At ALL times, dogs must wear a current registration tag, together with an identification disc, with the name and residential address of the owner legibly endorsed or inscribed on or attached to the collar.
Council must be notified IMMEDIATELY if any particulars contained in the registration change.

The 50 % discount on dog registration fees is applicable ONLY to persons issued a current valid Pensioner Concession Card.

If your dog has been sterilised and you wish to claim the reduced fee, proof of sterilisation MUST be shown by presenting the Certificate issued by the Veterinary Surgeon. Other forms of proof accepted include the receipt of services rendered by the Veterinary Clinic or previous registration certificate from another local government showing reduced fee rate.

If your dog is used for droving or tending to stock and you wish to claim the reduced fee, a Statutory Declaration MUST be completed declaring that information as true and correct.

 

Registration Fees

Registration Fee Information

Standard Fees:

1 Year

3 Years

Lifetime

Unsterilised dog or bitch

$50.00

$120.00

$250.00

Sterilised dog or bitch

$20.00

$42.50

$100.00

Pensioner Fees (50% of Standard):

   

Unsterilised dog or bitch

$25.00

$30.00

$125.00

Sterilised dog or bitch

$10.00

$21.25

$50.00

Dogs Used for Droving/Tending Stock (25% of Standard):

   

Unsterilised dog or bitch

$7.50

$18.75

Sterilised dog or bitch

$2.50

$4.50

Cat Registration

Cat registration costs
Regular Registrations  
One Year $20.00
Three Year $42.50
Pensioner concessions (50% of Standard)  
One Year $10.00
Three Year $21.25
Lifetime Registration  
Non - Pensioner  $100.00
 Pensioner $50.00

Other Fees

Other Ranger Fees

Ranger Fees:

 

Impounding/Seizure of Animal

$110.00

Sustenance – per day

$20.00

Surrender and/or destruction of a Dog/Cat

$110.00

Administrative Fees:

 

Replacement Registration tag

$2.75

Hire of Bark Collar

$25.00 per week

Dog ID Name/Address Tag

$5.00

Pound Information

The Pounds are located at:

Leeman works Depot
Cnr of Snapper and Lake Street
Leeman

Coorow Works Depot
South Street
Coorow

If your dog has been impounded, current prescribed fees for its recovery are applicable as follows:

Seizure/Impounding of Animal $110.00

Daily Sustenance $20.00

Additional costs may be incurred relating to statutory requirements.

Dog Surrender/ Destruction

If for a legitimate reason a dog owner can no longer keep their dog, it may be surrendered to the Ranger. The owner must complete a “Destruction of a Dog Authority” form and pay the prescribed fee upon surrender. Once finalised, the owner no longer has any legal standing in relation to this dog.

Current prescribed fee for the surrender of a dog is as follows:

Surrender and/or Destruction of a Dog $110.00

For more information contact Council's Ranger on 0428 521 106, or send an email to leeman@coorow.wa.gov.au.

Dogs Wandering at Large

Council's Ranger is authorised under statute to seize and detain dogs found wandering at large in public places and not held on a leash.

On the Spot Infringement $200

Prosecution Maximum Penalty $1000

Exercise Areas

The following areas are designated dog exercise areas within the Shire of Coorow:

Coorow Townsite

Reserve 30719 being part of Location M1932.

Green Head Townsite

That part of Reserve 31229 commencing from a line being the westerly prolongation of the southern boundary of Johns Street and extending for a distance of 500 metres north of that line.

That portion of Reserve 31229 commencing from a line being 400 metres easterly of a line being the prolongation of the eastern boundary of Bingham Street and extending easterly for a distance of 600 metres from that line.

Leeman Townsite

That portion of Reserve 32639 commencing from a line being the westerly prolongation of Jones Street and extending for a distance of 500 metres south of that line.

That portion of Reserve 32639 commencing from a line being the westerly prolongation of the southern boundary of Rudduck Street and extending northerly to line being the westerly prolongation of the northern boundary of Dee Street.

For more information contact Council’s Ranger on 0428 521 106, or send an email to leeman@coorow.wa.gov.au