EVERY four years Bass Coast Shire Council updates its Domestic Animal Management (DAM) Plan.
The council will host community consultation throughout May to establish what is important for local residents regarding responsible ownership of dogs and cats.
The DAM Plan looks at how we live with cats and dogs. It provides a direction for the management of these domestic animals.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield said the plan will outline objectives to address key issues regarding domestic animal management.
“This may include strategies for evaluating animal control service, promoting and encouraging responsible pet ownership, and minimising the potential for nuisance pets and dog attacks,” Cr Rothfield said.
“The plan’s main objective is to ensure that we all live harmoniously alongside our four legged friends. It’s important that anyone affected by domestic animals, not just pet owners, are involved in reviewing this plan.”
The community can voice their opinion on the DAM Plan 2017-21 by attending any of the following sessions:
• Cowes shopping Centre (Woolworths) on Tuesday, May 16, 11am to 2pm
• Wonthaggi Plaza on Thursday, May 18, 10am to 1pm
• Grantville Market on Sunday, May 28, 8am to 2pm
Feedback can also be provided online at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/damp, or by calling the Community Health and Wellbeing Team during business hours on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2211.