Animal Welfare

WA Contract Ranger Services provide weekly dog control services to Wandering. If you have any concerns or queries regarding dogs, please call the Shire Administration Office on (08) 9884 1056.

Dogs must be kept on a leash when in public except in designated dog exercise areas. As the owner, you can be given an on-the-spot fine of $100 for not having your dog on a leash or allowing it to roam.

If your dog or cat is impounded, fees will be payable to the Shire before release of the animal. Any dogs impounded for more than 72 hours may be put down or re-homed.

Dog Registrations

In Western Australia, all dogs over three months of age must be registered with a Local Government. 

Once your dog is registered, you will be issued a registration certificate, as well as a valid registration tag which your dog is required to wear on its collar.

A registered animal is easier to identify and reunite with its owner if lost or injured. It provides valuable information on the Shire’s dog population to help investigate and resolve dog problems and helps plan for animal facilities, such as exercise areas.

To advise the Shire of Wandering of any changes in your dog registration, please contact 08 9884 1056.

Other ways to pay your dog registration

You can download our Dog Registration form and return it in the following ways:

In Person

Visit our Administration Office at 22 Watts Street, Wandering between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. 

By Post

To 22 Watts Street, Wandering, 6308.

Cat Registrations

As of November 1, 2013, all cats that have reached six months of age are required to be:

  • Microchipped;
  • Sterilised; and
  • Registered with the relevant local government. 

The Cat Act 2011 requires the identification, registration and sterilisation of domestic cats, and gives local governments the power to administer and enforce the legislation. 

The legislation will provide for better management of the unwanted impacts of cats on the community and the environment, as well as encourage responsible cat ownership.

Once your cat is registered, you will be issued a registration certificate, as well as a valid registration tag which your cat is required to wear on its collar.

A registered animal is easier to identify and reunite with its owner if lost or injured. It provides valuable information on the Shire’s cat population to help investigate and resolve cat problems.

To advise the Shire of Wandering of any changes in your cat registration, please contact 08 9884 1056.

Other ways to pay your cat registration

You can download our Cat Registration form and return it in the following ways:

In Person

Visit our Administration Office at 22 Watts Street, Wandering between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. 

By Post

To 22 Watts Street, Wandering, 6308.

Microchipping

All owners of dogs and cats aged three months and over, are required to have their animal microchipped.

An animal is only exempt from microchipping if a veterinarian issues a certificate stating that the implantation of a microchip may adversely affect the health and welfare of the animal.

A microchip is a permanent form of identification which allows an animal to be identified 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning that lost pets can be identified much more easily and returned more quickly. Contact your vet for more information on having your pet microchipped.