RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL COUNCILS

 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

SUBSIDISED de-sexing for pets, discounted micro-chipping and education for children about dogs are all programs set to benefit local communities from the NSW Government’s Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program.

 

Member for Northern Tablelands today encouraged local councils to apply for grants for activities and workshops developed in collaboration with community groups.

 

Mr Marshall said that individual councils could apply for grants of up to $15,000, while collaborative council projects could receive up to $50,000.

 

“The Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program helps councils to address important issues such as educating children about animal behaviour, how community members can deal with menacing and dangerous dogs, and reducing dog attacks,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“There are also programs that deal with the issue of feral cats.

 

“The government had committed $900,000 over three years towards this important program.

 

“In the last round of the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program, funding was provided to Moree Plains and Inverell Shire Councils, with 27 other councils in NSW also attracting funding.

 

“These successful programs promote safety around cats and dogs and are an excellent opportunity for community collaboration.”

 

The closing date for round three applications is Friday, 29 April 2016.

 

The Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program will continue through until 2017.

 

 

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