Dog registration renewal notices were delayed due to COVID-19 and will now be issued early next month.
Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin is reminding residents that under Queensland law all dogs must be registered and if born after 2009, must also be microchipped.
“Not only is it a legal requirement to ensure your dog is registered, it makes it easier for our officers to identify and return the dog to its owner if found wandering at large,” Cr Toppin said.
“Council has not increased the registration fee for dogs to encourage pet owners to be responsible, do the right thing and register their dog.”
The registration fee for de-sexed dogs is $20 and $120 for entire dogs.