What if Missy goes missing

Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 at 9:48:33 AM

With dog and cat registrations due soon, the Shire of Murray has revealed the area’s most popular pet names. Missy has taken the number one spot for cats, with Bella the most popular for dogs.

There are more than 3,000 dogs and 664 cats registered in Murray. Max, Buddy, Ruby, Molly, Roxy, Bonnie, Charlie, Luna, and Lilly were also among the most common pet names.

Shire of Murray Chief Executive Officer, Dean Unsworth said pet registration renewals are due by October 31 2023.

“Keeping your pet’s registration details up-to-date is one key part of being a responsible pet owner. It helps us reunite you with your pet if they go missing, and overall, helps to keep your pet and fellow community members safe,” said Mr Unsworth.

Pet registrations are available for one year, three years or a lifetime period (except dangerous dogs which may only be registered one year at a time). All dogs over the age of three months need to be registered and microchipped. All cats over the age of six months are required to be registered, sterilised, and microchipped.

There are large fines for any owner who is found with a dog or cat that does not meet the above requirements.

For more information on pet registrations, click here or contact the Shire of Murray on 9531 7777.

Shire of Murray Resident Ozzy

Pictured: Shire of Murray resident, Ozzy. 

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