Responsible Pet Ownership


Pets bring pleasure and companionship into our lives. Our aim is for pets remain healthy, well-socialised and safe, and that their needs are balanced with those of the wider community.

Owning a dog or a cat should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Owners should ensure that their animal is healthy, well nourished, groomed, vaccinated, properly exercised and socialised.

Owners also need to consider the impact their dog or cat may have on others in the community. You are responsible for your animal’s actions.

The pages below outline some of the legal responsibilities of dog and cat owners.