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Friday dog crackdown

By johnboy 27 July 2011 29

Territory And Municipal Services are warning dog owners to take out extra plastic bags on Friday as Domestic Animal Services and ACT Policing combine to conduct a crackdown:

“The operation will take place in several areas of Canberra where there has been issues reported to us by the community,” Registrar, Domestic Animal Services, Peter Dinan said.

“This includes particular suburbs, parks and nature reserve areas. The crackdown is part of an ongoing partnership between Domestic Animal Services and the police and is the third joint operation to be conducted this year.

The infringements and fines under the microscope are:

    — Keeping an unregistered dog $150
    — Dog not on a leash in a public place $150
    — Keeping dog not de-sexed without a permit $75
    — Registered dog not wearing registration tag in a public place $75
    — Not carrying equipment for removal of faeces $5

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eily 7:37 pm 12 Mar 12

gorinosho said :

Dog turds are being left in public places to protest the banning of supermarket plastic bags. It’s just like Kony 2012 only more subversive and retro.

Have you noticed that instead of neat and not so neat piles of dog droppings being left lying around, they now come packaged as people pick up but then leave the now wrapped contents hidden, or not, at the base of trees, up trees, under bushes, in long grass…At least dog droppings are organic and disintegrate fairly rapidly.

gorinosho 11:04 pm 10 Mar 12

Dog turds are being left in public places to protest the banning of supermarket plastic bags. It’s just like Kony 2012 only more subversive and retro.

Classified 4:48 pm 28 Jul 11

Shullerina said :

– Registered dog not wearing registration tag in a public place $75

This frustrates me. Over the years we have replaced our yellow tags over and over. We have two labradors who drag each other around the yard by their collars… how are these tags supposed to survive that? The person who came up plastic rego tags for dogs can’t have been a dog owner…

We don’t keep a collar on our dog. When I take it for walks I slip it into the harness whihc has the tag.

Our dog never runs away, and is microchipped.

Shullerina 4:14 pm 28 Jul 11

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Shullerina 4:13 pm 28 Jul 11

– Registered dog not wearing registration tag in a public place $75

This frustrates me. Over the years we have replaced our yellow tags over and over. We have two labradors who drag each other around the yard by their collars… how are these tags supposed to survive that? The person who came up plastic rego tags for dogs can’t have been a dog owner…

helium 3:20 pm 28 Jul 11

billiow said :

The current laws regarding dogs in the ACT are not based on any logic, research or rational argument. They are simply based on the extreme views of a few who would rather have a nanny state that tells everyone what to do – so we all do very little.

Seems like most of the rules logical to me that off-leash dogs can and do cause harm, to people, to other dogs, to cyclists, to wildlife, etc. There are plenty of safe areas provided for off-leash exercise and they were dramatically expanded several years ago.
Registration and microchipping, surely obvious to locate the owners of animals. I can’t understand why dog owners find the laws, which are not onerous, so difficult to follow. It’s for everybody’s safety and enjoyment.

Erg0 3:11 pm 28 Jul 11

billiow said :

Research reports suggest more and more that those who own animals have a greater level of empathy toward others. Those that don’t are more likely to carry out anti-social and selfish behaviour.

You should have a look into that cause and effect thing sometime.

billiow 3:05 pm 28 Jul 11

Research reports suggest more and more that those who own animals have a greater level of empathy toward others. Those that don’t are more likely to carry out anti-social and selfish behaviour.

Has the government bothered to do any research into the economic or social implications of this issue versus the others issues they should be focusing on. Of course not, this is a knee jerk reactionist government who falls over to those who whinge the loudest or who pays the most.

if we are to become a more tolerant, understanding and accepting society we need to be fostering animal ownership and treating those animals on an equal basis in regards to freedom, excerise and providing a means to explore and be curious.

To not understand this and continually apply rule after rule is ultra conservative right wing behaviour that leads us all into a future where our freedoms are destroyed and controlled by a minority few who have no empathey, understanding or tolerance for others. These are the people who should have more exposure to animals and especially dogs.

The current laws regarding dogs in the ACT are not based on any logic, research or rational argument. They are simply based on the extreme views of a few who would rather have a nanny state that tells everyone what to do – so we all do very little.

dungfungus 3:01 pm 28 Jul 11

luther_bendross said :

P Taker said :

– Registered dog not wearing registration tag in a public place $75

This one is confusing as the registration tag on my dog’s collar broke off and when I called for a replacement I was told they do not give any more out after the first initial tag. They said that is OK though as all information is on the microchip that can be scanned….

You might want to have a look at this.

So what is the point in having dogs microchipped? I was told by DAS that tags were no longer necessary if the dogs were microchipped.

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