COUNCILS URGED TO APPLY FOR RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP GRANTS

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging the region’s councils to get involved in round two of the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program.

 

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

 

“The Responsible Pet Ownership Program supports local councils to tackle important issues such as reducing the risk of dog attacks and protecting the community from menacing and dangerous dogs,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“For pet owners in our community, the program may also provide the opportunity to assist with registration and give pet owners access to subsidised de sexing and micro chipping.

 

“I am very pleased that the government has committed $900,000 over three years towards this important program.”

 

Mr Marshall said that in round one of the program, successful applications included subsidised micro chipping and de-sexing for low income families as well as educational programs teaching children about how to approach animals in parks and in the community.

 

“Following the creative thinking of councils in round one, I’m looking forward to seeing councils in the Northern Tablelands put forward some strong applications for this round,” he said.

 

The closing date for round two applications is Friday, 26 June 2015.

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