Animals

Pets are an important part of the Toowoomba Region lifestyle. We provide information to help you keep your pets safe, steps to take if you lose your pet or find a roaming pet, animal laws and permits, a list of off-leash dog parks and information on noisy animals. You can also register your dog online or look for lost pets using our lost pets register.

Dog walking across grass
Open hours update: From 2 July 2018, the Animal Management Centre on Anzac Avenue, Toowoomba will be open Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm.   If your pet has gone missing, there are a number of steps you can take so you can be reunited. Always make sure your pet wears a collar and tag with your contact number, is registered with your local Council and microchipped with up to date contact details. Cats are not ...
Dog on grass
Dogs in the Toowoomba region must be registered with us: upon reaching three months of age prior to the expiry of the current registration within 14 days of obtaining your dog (if the dog is older than three months of age) within 14 days of moving into the Toowoomba Regional Council area. Dog registration is a requirement of State legislation outlined in the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. Additionally, registering your dog is a safeguard for your pet ...
Barking is an extremely common dog behaviour issue and the most common community problem reported to us. Having barking dogs in the community significantly reduces the quality of life for those affected by barking. Barking becomes an issue if a dog barks: when left alone for extended periods immediately after you leave home excessively when people pass by your property when attention seeking Why dogs bark Ongoing barking is often a symptom of another problem. Dogs are ...
Learn about your responsibilities as a dog or cat owner, and pick up some tips to help you make a suitable decision before choosing a new pet.   Responsible dog ownership The Toowoomba region aims to be a dog-friendly region, whilst also ensuring the wellbeing of our community and our animals. As a dog owner, it is important you understand your obligations and responsibilities that apply to keeping dogs in our region. The owner and/or keeper of an ...
To help everyone appreciate our outdoor lifestyle, we have designated areas where you can run your dog off its lead. So all users can enjoy dog off-leash areas safely, we ask that the following are observed. Dog/s - must be effectively controlled. must not attack, menace or worry other persons or animals. must not damage private or public property. must not escape from the off-leash area. must wear a collar and identification tag. must be restrained by ...
Number of allowed dogs The number of dogs you can keep depends on a number of circumstances including the size of your property, appropriate enclosures, supervision available, likelihood for nuisance to neighbours, amenity of the surrounding area and other considerations. Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011 outlines these circumstances in detail. For your convenience the following unofficial summary is provided. Number of dogs allowed (when registered) within our ...
The biggest issue with cockerels and roosters is crowing. The sound, depth and length of a crow varies between breeds and also between individual birds. Cockerels and roosters can and will crow at any time of the day, and sometime during the night too if something disturbs them. The fastest way to have a lot of crowing is to have another rooster or cockerel within earshot; “crow offs” between roosters ...
A common behaviour issue in parrots is squawking/screeching. Birds are noisy animals. When communicating to their flock, they need to be loud in order to be heard. Why birds screech: Some species will celebrate the sunrise and sunset with squawking or singing; pet birds do the same. Other species, whether in the wild or as part of a human family, will make window-shattering sounds throughout the day or vocalize several times a day ...
What to do after a dog attack If your pet is attacked by a dog, you should contact council as soon as possible after the attack. You will need to provide information about the location, time and date of the attack, a description of the offending dog and, if possible, the address of the dog’s owner. If the dog bit you, visit a doctor as soon as possible for appropriate treatment. A written ...
The removal and disposal of deceased animals can be distressing and needs to be dealt with as safely and sensitively as possible. Removal of dead animals on private property When your loved pet passes away please do not use your wheelie bins for disposal. Instead, you can: arrange cremation, or bury your pet in the backyard at a mimimum depth of 60cm (cat of dog only), or take your pet to the closest waste facility ...
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