How can we better manage dogs and cats in the City of Whittlesea?

We’re working together with Darebin and Moreland City Councils to develop a new Domestic Animal Management Plan.

We want to talk with a whole range of people including those who own pets, people who are impacted by domestic pets, vets, the RSPCA and shelters. We want to know how you think we and our community can better manage dogs and cats in the City of Whittlesea.

Why is this project important?

  • To encourage responsible pet ownership to minimise the risk of dog attacks on people and animals.
  • To encourage pet owners to register their dogs and cats so their animal can be easily identified.
  • So we have an effective way to identify dangerous dogs, menacing dogs and restricted breed dogs to keep the community safe.
  • To investigate ways to minimise the potential for dogs and cats to create a nuisance.
  • To review strategies to address the over-population of domestic animals.
  • To help pet owners to take responsibility for their animal’s behaviour.

Why are we doing this?

Our Domestic Animal Management Plan will set out the procedures for managing dogs and cats which will then determine how we invest our time and resources. The plan will outline how we will support domestic animal management including the safety and wellbeing of the wider community.

Ways you can have your say:

● Complete the survey below by Thursday 29th April.

● Attend a community pop-up near you (see dates and times below)

● Follow the conversation by hitting follow at the top of this page.

Community Pop-Up's

Tuesday 13 April 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Westfield Plenty Valley Community Pop-Up

Tuesday 13 Apr 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm

Pacific Epping Community Pop-Up

Wednesday 14 April 09:30 am – 11:00 am

Mill Park Off Lead Dog Park

Wednesday 14 April 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm

Mernda Off Lead Dog Park

Thursday 15 April 09:30 am – 11:00 am

Epping Off Lead Dog Park