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« on: November 22, 2009, 10:44:11 am »

The councils are now considering doing a door to door check if people have registered their cats, with a $200 fine if caught for not having them registered.

Good thing Casper is not smart enough to answer the door or I'd be in trouble as I am not interested in paying up to $40 a year to register a cat that never goes outside.

I only have the one cat to pay for but on principal I am not going to pay because I don't understand a reason for the fee.
It's just another one of the many things that have been introduced in Queensland in their grab for money and I'm not willing to donate....  bugger them.

I already pay every year for a "Recreational Wildlife Licence" which I have been paying for 20 years so that I can have a snake living under my roof.
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 12:09:42 pm »

If someone dobs you and they get snotty, leave Zeus to answer the door. Wink

And tell them Casper isn't a cat.  He's a snake charmer.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 04:01:02 pm »

I got curious.

New registration - how to register your cat or dog
 
From 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010, no fee will be charged to register a desexed cat. This also applies to owners who intend to have their cat desexed by 30 June 2010. You will still need to submit an animal registration application.

Only cats and dogs that reside within the Brisbane City boundary can be registered with Brisbane City Council.

You can register your cat or dog online . You can also download and complete the animal registration application and lodge your application with the registration fee at a Customer Service Centre, Regional Business Centre or animal shelter.

Or you can mail the forms and a cheque to:

Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001
New residents need to register their cat or dog within 28 days of moving to Brisbane.

Read the requirements for cat and dog owners from 1 July 2009.

Free six months registration
You can receive six months free registration if you buy your cat or dog from:

a Council animal shelter
RSPCA
a licensed pet shop or breeder
The seller must stamp or write their name (as shown on their animal permit) and forward the completed animal registration application form to Council. The seller is also responsible for microchipping the cat or dog.

Once Council processes the application, we will send you a registration tag.  A registration renewal will be issued prior to the expiration of the six months.  Application forms and reply paid envelopes may be requested by sellers participating in this program.

Transfer registration
If you are moving to Brisbane, you may transfer the balance of your current registration for up to 12 months, from another council with a reciprocal agreement. You must provide:

proof of current registration
declared dangerous or menacing dog information (if applicable)
You will still need to lodge an animal registration application form with Council (no registration fee required).

Guide, hearing and assistance dog registration
People who use a guide, hearing or assistance dog receive free registration.

The dog must be trained by a recognised trainer. You must submit a copy of your Guide and Hearing Handlers ID card with your registration application. For assistance dogs, a copy of the appropriate Handlers Identification card has to accompany the application.

Registration tags
You will receive a tag after you register your pet. Tags must be worn by:

dogs at all times
cats only when outside their property
It is recommended that you also attach another tag with your contact details. A registration tag will only be replaced if it becomes damaged or unreadable and will not be re-issued every year.

To replace your dog tag, you need to fill out a replacement tag application form.

If your dog registration tag is faulty, return the tag with your application form.
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_5766



What pet owners need to know
From 1 July 2009, cat registration is being introduced for people living in South East Queensland, Gladstone and Central Highlands council districts.

The following councils will introduce cat registration on the following dates:

Banana Shire Council - 1 March 2010
Charters Towers Regional Council - 1 July 2010
Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Tablelands Regional Council - 1 December 2010
Unless they commence on an earlier date, the new cat registration requirements will commence in all other councils on 12 December 2010.

It will be the law to register your cat. Registration helps your council return your cat to you if it is lost. Visit the registering your cat page for more information, and contact your local council for information on how to register, cost, discounts and fee-free periods.

Microchipping cats and dogs is being introduced from 1 July 2009 in South East Queensland, Gladstone and Central Highlands council districts. The following councils will introduce the cat and dog microchipping requirements on the following dates:

Banana Shire Council - 1 March 2010
Charters Towers Regional Council - 1 July 2010
Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Tablelands Regional Council - 1 December 2010
Unless they commence on an earlier date, the cat and dog microchipping requirements will commence in all other councils on 12 December 2010.

Existing pets older than 12 weeks when the microchipping laws are introduced do not have to be microchipped, although it is recommended. 

There are three cases when microchipping your cat or dog is mandatory:

if your cat or dog is under 12 weeks of age when the microchipping laws are introduced in your local council area
if a cat or dog is being sold or given away
if a dog is a declared regulated dog.
Queensland was previously the only jurisdiction (except the Northern Territory) without mandatory registration and identification of cats and dogs in place.
http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/local-government/managing-cats-and-dogs.html

Why you should register your cat
Cat registration is now the law, and apart from being a legal obligation registering your cat has other benefits. If your cat is registered, and wears a collar and tag, it is easily identifiable and can be returned to you if it is lost.

Twenty thousand unwanted or lost cats are euthanased in Queensland each year. Cat registration, microchipping and desexing are strategies to reduce this number.

Cat registration will also help to reduce the number of feral and stray cats having an adverse impact on the environment, including native animals.

The difference between registration and microchipping
Cat registration is administered by your local council, and comes with a physical tag that the cat wears on a collar where it is clearly visible.

When registered, your cat is listed on the local councilís register, along with your contact details so that it can be returned to you if lost.

Microchipping is the insertion of a small electronic identification device into the animalís skin. With a microchip scanning device, the microchip can be read and the information about your cat can be accessed through a database anywhere across Queensland.

This means that if your microchipped cat gets lost outside of your local government area, or if it loses its collar and tag, it can still be identified and returned to you.

Microchipping your current pets is not compulsory, however it is recommended. It is compulsory if you are buying, selling or giving away a cat or dog.

Cost of registration
The cost of cat and dog registration is at the discretion of each local government. Reduced registration fees must be offered for cats and dogs that are desexed.

Contact your local council to find out the registration process and cost in your area.
http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/local-government/register-your-cat.html


I can understand tatooing female animals when desexed and male rabbits because you can't tell the difference between desexed and entire females. Desexed male rabbits look just like females.


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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 04:34:13 pm »

leave Zeus to answer the door. Wink

I used to let Zen outside most weekends and when he wanted back in, he would either wrap himself around the door handle, or curl up on the door mat until I'd open the door and let him in and then I noticed the religous door knockers stopped visiting me  Grin 
notice where the door bell is   Grin


Unfortunately he started getting more adventurous a few years ago and crawled up onto the roof on a really hot summers day and I had get a public relations visit from the Fire Brigade so that I could borrow their ladder to get him down (it's fairly a high roof).
He also decided to visit a couple of the neighbours who were not much into snakes just before that so he has lost his outside freedom now.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 06:25:15 pm »

from Courier Mail newspaper....

QUEENSLAND councils are at odds over whether to get tough on enforcing cat registration as thousands of cat owners thumb their noses at new registration laws.

New figures reveal Logan is one of the worst performing areas for cat registration, with only 1542 cats out of more than 50,000 being registered with the council since the state laws came into force on July 1 in southeast Queensland.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 07:30:12 pm »

I recently (as in last week) found out that adopting a cat from the SPCA isn't exactly a cheap exercise.

Bobby, at the cheaper adult cat price with $25 discount coupon plus 1.5 kg of food (which still upset his bowels), scratch pole, collar and dish (again with a 25% off coupon) still came to over $150. We already had the litter tray, kitty litter, carrier, water bowl, and assorted grooming equipment and toy mice.

He did come vaccinated, groomed, wormed, defleaed, desexed, microchiped, temperment assessed and with free vet treatment for the first fortnight (which we needed).

At least we don't have to register him and Sally.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 12:58:46 pm »

As a matter of interest, do you need to "register" your snake? Or do you require some sort of permit?

Phewww, am I glad you don't live next to me!    Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 07:23:48 am »

A few years ago I would have said the same thing, but I think I could cope now.

Not with just any snakes though - they would have to be in2fx's ones.

And after the last time he posted anything about them that I saw (a year or so ago) I'd want Zeus on the snake equivalent of valium before handling him I think. 

The post was about getting a stroppy snake off a coffee table he didn't want to vacate. 

It's not like you can use dog or cat handling techniques with them lol.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 08:17:28 am »

As a matter of interest, do you need to "register" your snake? Or do you require some sort of permit?

When I first registered to keep snakes at my place, it was called a Herpetologist Permit and I was limited to keeping no more than 150 snakes (venomous and non venomous) at home, but these days it is called a Recreational Wildlife Licence (non venomous only) and I am only allowed a small number (can't remember how many).
To keep venomous snakes these days you need to have a Specialist Wildlife Licence.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009, 09:11:19 am »

As a matter of interest, do you need to "register" your snake? Or do you require some sort of permit?

When I first registered to keep snakes at my place, it was called a Herpetologist Permit and I was limited to keeping no more than 150 snakes (venomous and non venomous) at home, but these days it is called a Recreational Wildlife Licence (non venomous only) and I am only allowed a small number (can't remember how many).
To keep venomous snakes these days you need to have a Specialist Wildlife Licence.

Even non venomous snakes can be quite dangerous. I wouldn't like to be throttled to death.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 05:31:51 pm »


Even non venomous snakes can be quite dangerous. I wouldn't like to be throttled to death.


They are VERY strong animals and you have to remember that as well as them being a creature that sees things different to us.
Just like Cats and Dogs, you can also find different tempriments in snakes with some taking so much to stir up while others are just a fireball of agro. It is hard to see what is going on behind their eyes, but a lot of the time you have an idea of their mood by their body language, although the female that I lost a few months ago had a hair trigger and her agro switch would go off quite unexpectantly.

I've seen Zen in good moods and bad moods (he's hit me a few times over the years) and have been surprised by how much he can put up with at times when young children are playing with him....  dragging him around and poking at him and I even found him one day just after some children had tied him in a knot.
Many years ago he was handled by more than 90, 7 years old children within an hour and he did  not even look like snapping at any of them.
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2009, 11:37:43 am »

So what does a non venomous snake do when their "aggro switch" goes off?

And how does a snake hit you?

I always thought they wrap themselves around you till you suffocate.
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2009, 07:24:55 pm »

So what does a non venomous snake do when their "aggro switch" goes off?

And how does a snake hit you?

I always thought they wrap themselves around you till you suffocate.


They normally bite very quickly and then let go, but if they are really agro then they may bite and not let go.
It can be a mission to get them to let go of you with 20 plus teeth embeded onto your flesh which all point backwards
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2009, 02:13:57 pm »

Oooooo, not really nice snaky!

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