Council’s animal management department plays an important leadership role in supporting and promoting responsible pet ownership and best practice animal welfare standards.

Over the last four years, the animal management team achieved the following actions:

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Council was seeking input from both pet owners and people without pets to help guide our animal management services over the next four years.

Your feedback and suggestions will assist in the creation of the new Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022–2025 (DAMP), which will guide the animal management team to continue its great work. The plan will outline community education and enforcement initiatives relating to emergency services, responsible pet ownership, animal welfare, dog attacks, dangerous dogs, puppy farms, wandering cats and dogs, officer training, and the Shepparton Animal Shelter.