Pet Survey

Council plays an important leadership role in supporting and promoting responsible pet ownership, community safety and healthy living through a well-informed community.

In accordance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Council's Domestic Animal Management Plans 2017-2021 will provide a formal approach to service delivery and animal management initiatives over 4 years. The latest plan will build on the initial two plans and will guide service delivery and actions through to the year 2021.

Please complete the short survey and provide feedback and suggestions for Council's animal management services. Your feedback will assist Council to prepare its strategic directions and objectives for animal management. Survey closes 5pm Friday 25th of May 2018.


*Does anyone in your household own a dog? 

Does anyone in your household own a cat?

Which of the following are an issue for you now or have been an issue in the past 12 months?
  1 - Low Concern 2 3 4 5 - High Concern No answer
Barking dogs
Dogs wandering at large or off leash
Dog attacks
Dangerous dogs
Owners not picking up dog droppings after their dogs
Owned cats trespassing on private property
Stray or feral cats
Semi owned or farm cats
Cat curfew laws
Puppy farms and dog breeders
Cat breeders or multiple cats on one property
The welfare or treatment of an animal in my neighbourhood
Sale of animals through pet shops
Unowned cats that people feed but do not take full responsibility for
People not desexing their pets
People not registering their pets with Council
People not microchipping their pets
Is there anything else that is an issue for you? Or do you have any other comments to make?
Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statements.
  Strongly agree Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly disagree No answer
I support mandatory desexing of cats
I support mandatory desexing of dogs
There should be more off leash dog areas
Dogs should be banned in or near children’s playgrounds
I support the ban on large puppy farms
Council should continue to investigate and prosecute owners of dogs that attack, puppy farms and animal cruelty offences
Council needs to conduct more education campaigns regarding responsible pet ownership
I am aware of Council's 24 hour cat curfew
Animal registration and microchipping helps to make sure that pets can be returned quickly to their owners should they ever become lost. Do you have any ideas or suggestions to encourage pet owners to register and/or identify their dogs and cats with Council?
What do you think is the reason why some people do not microchip, desex and register their animals?
  Strongly agree Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly disagree No answer
Cost of microchipping and/or desexing
Unable to get to Vet or Council
Unable to get animal to Vet Clinic
Registration process is confusing/difficult

There are a number of different campaigns and events that Council can consider in the next four years. Please indicate your preference for the following campaigns 
  1 - Least Preferred 2 3 4 5 - Most Preferred No answer
Shepparton Animal Shelter Open Day
Shepparton Animal Shelter open on weekends
Microchipping Day
Reduced Desexing day
Desexing semi owned cats as part of research study
Do you have any other comments about animal management or pet ownership that should be included in the Domestic Animal Management Plan?
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