Dogs and Cats Online
New laws for cat and dog owners come into effect on 1 July 2018. These new laws and rules will simplify the dog and cat registration process, make it easier to reunite lost pets with their owners, help identify and reduce the occurrence of puppy farms and decrease euthanasia rates.
The most significant change is the registration process for your pet. Dog and cat registrations will be managed through Dogs and Cats Online, a one-stop online service for all annual registration payments, as well as dog and cat microchipping, desexing and breeder details.
Renewal notices will be sent to dog and cat owners in mid July. The notices will include instructions on how to log on to Dogs and Cats Online to manage your pets’ information and pay the annual registration fee.
The City of Victor Harbor will be providing support to those who don’t have internet access or feel they need assistance to use the new online portal. Throughout July and August owners will be able to attend the Victor Harbor Public Library at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor to get assistance logging in and completing their registration renewal on the following days:
- Mondays – 9.30am to 11am
- Tuesdays – 3pm to 5pm
- Wednesdays – 4pm to 6pm
- Thursdays – 3pm to 5pm
- Friday – 9.30am to 11am
The new registration process will also see registered dogs issued with a permanent registration number and once-off grey coloured disc. There will be no registration discs for cats.
If your dog or cat is not currently registered, we encourage you to come in to the council office or call our customer service staff on (08) 8551 0500 during June 2018 so we can enter your pets’ details into Dogs and Cats Online before renewals for 2018/19 are sent in July.