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Dog and Cat Management Plan

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Draft Dog and Cat Management Plan 2022-2026 – Currently under review

The Dog and Cat Management Plan is prepared by the City of Salisbury in response to legislative requirements and the need to adopt a planned approach to the responsibilities under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 which will guide dog and cat management over the next five years.

Council is currently consulting residents in relation to the new Dog and Cat Management Plan. Earlier this year, we engaged with the community via an online survey to help determine key priorities for the new Dog and Cat Management Plan 2022-2026. This Plan is to guide our management of dogs and cats in the next five years while embracing a culture of responsible pet ownership for the benefit of all members of our community.

With your help we have developed our draft plan and we are now seeking any final feedback ahead of finalising the Plan, and are looking for your views on the key objectives and actions. To view the Draft Dog and Cat Management Plan 2022-2026 and to have your say click here.


Download a copy of the current Dog and Cat Management Plan 20/13 - 2017/18.

Please note that work is currently underway on the revision of the Dog and Cat Management Plan and we will announce the new Dog and Cat Management Plan once it ready for release. It has been delayed to give due consideration to the legislative changes that have occurred under the Dog and Cat Management Act and the impact of these changes.

In the meantime dog and cat management does not stop as Council continually regulates dogs and cats within the area through the administration of the Dog and Cat Management Act and By-Laws, and also provides many services including dog-friendly parks, dog noise and dog attack investigations, collecting wandering dogs and returning lost dogs to owners.