Big change coming for pet owners

NEW LAWS START TO BITE: Grant District community ranger Dale Millar calls on pet owners to ensure their dogs are microchipped and registered. He is pictured with this furry friend Ruby outside the South East Animal Welfare League.

SOUTH East pet owners must ensure their dogs and cats are microchipped as part of the largest overhaul in management laws in more than a century.

The new laws – which will be swept in on July 1 – are designed to make it easier for authorities to reunite pets with their owners and reduce euthanasia rates.

Grant District Council community ranger Dale Millar – who


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