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Dog and Cat Management Plan

Draft Dog and Cat Management Plan 2022-2026

Council has prepared this Plan to guide the direction of the City of Salisbury’s dog and cat management priorities for the next five years (2022-2026).

This Plan provides Council with an opportunity to address dog and cat management at a strategic level and consider initiatives that address the legislative changes whilst exploring the requirements of both pet and non-pet owners within the local community.

Every Council in South Australia is required under section 26A of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (the Act) to prepare a plan of management relating to dogs and cats every five years.

You can read a copy of the Plan here - Dog and Cat Management Plan 2022 - 2026

The key objectives and action areas include:

  • Objective 1. Encourage responsible dog and cat ownership
    • Action areas: Community education, compulsory desexing of dogs and cats
  • Objective 2. Increase public safety and enhance the amenity and environment
    • Action areas: Wandering dogs and harassment, dog faeces
  • Objective 3. Reduce public and environment nuisances from dogs and cats
    • Action areas: Nuisance barking, dogs in public places and effective control
  • Objective 4. Ensure council delivers effective and efficient dog and cat management services
    • Action areas: Authorised Management Officers, Animal Pound, Dog friendly parks and inclusiveness.