Dog owners told to ‘clean up act’

RESPONSIBLE OWNERSHIP: Mount Gambier City Council general inspector Michelle Abramovic with her seven year old German Shepherd Schnitzel. Ms Abramovic explained sweeping changes to dog and cat management laws were designed to encourage responsible pet ownership, reduce the number of unwanted and abandoned litters and stamp out dog attacks.

FINES for dog owners who fail to pick up after their dog will have extra bite from July 1 when significantly increased penalties are introduced.

The increases to expiations and maximum penalties were the first among a raft of sweeping changes to dog


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