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Dog & Cat Management

Council is required, under the Dog & Cat Management Act 1995, to administer & enforce the prvisions relating to dogs within its area.

Council's Animal Managment Plan 2012-2017 can be viewed by clicking on the file link shown below.

The Plan outlines the Council's Strategies to promote responsible pet ownership within the District whilst ensuring the needs of animals and their owners are accommodated and recognising the differing needs of non pet owners.

Animal Management Plan 2012-2017(539 kb)


Further Information

For further information about keeping dogs and cats, you can visit the Dog & Cat Management Board's web site at www.dogandcatboard.com.au

If your dog has been lost, contact council as the dog catcher may have found your dog, impounded it, and be waiting for it's owner to come and collect. In such an event the owner is required to pay an impound fee and if the the dog is unregistered you will need to register the dog which will incur a registration fee.

District Council of Elliston
21 Beach Terrace
Elliston SA 5670
Fax: 08 8687 9176