We’re Reviewing How We Care for Our Pets

Whitehorse News - November 2020

Did you know about a 5th of our residents have registered pets?

Pets contribute to our quality of life, but being a pet owner also comes with responsibilities to protect the welfare of our pets, the quality of shared public spaces and the safety of our fellow residents and surrounding wildlife.

With people keen to make the most of our limited chance to get outside, we’ve noticed an influx of park goers and pets visiting our parks and reserves and want to make sure we maintain quality public spaces that everyone can safely enjoy.

We’re reviewing our domestic animal management plan and want your thoughts about what we do well and what we could do better? A short online survey opens 9 November for you to share your insights.

What are the most important animal issues that you think we should focus on? What do you want to know more about? Do you have thoughts about off-lead parks and their locations? Do you have ideas about how to encourage people to clean up after their pets?

It’s important we hear from both pet-owners and nonpet owners – so if you own a pet or are someone who frequents our parks and public places, or an interested resident – we want to hear from you! Your feedback will help us refine what we do and develop a new three year management plan.

The survey opens Monday 9 November and closes Monday 7 December.

For more information and to complete the survey visit Have Your Say