Be paw-some for your pet

Posted 21 months ago in Community

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We all know anything is paw-sible when you have a dog or cat, and to kick-off the new year Council is reminding residents to be responsible pet owners.

Camden is home to more than 50,000 cats and dogs and although they become our best friends, it is important for residents to be mindful of providing their pets with adequate care and their responsibility in and around the community, including:  Registering your pet and keeping their details up to date; 

Picking up your dog poo – Scoop it, bag it, bin it; 

Doo Good - Waterways Stormwater Protection; 

Microchipping and desexing your pets; and, 

Keeping your pets safe during extreme weather.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli said for many Australians, pets are important members of the family.

“Pets are truly a joy to have around, but they are also a big responsibility,” she said.

“It is important to remember that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money, to be prepared to provide adequate care including preventative and emergency health care, nutrition, spay or neuter, training, exercise and mental stimulation.

“Doing this will not only keep your pet happy and healthy, but also keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy for all.”

Council also provides a range of services for local pets including subsidised cat desexing for eligible residents, a range of off-leash dog parks for much needed exercise and much more.

For more information, go to and search ‘Pets’.

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