Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Council received a report from our staff last night providing information on how our dog and cat management program is going.


We have completed the third year of a four year Animal Management Plan and it looks to me we are doing quite well.

This Plan was developed to guide the City of Unley’s management of dogs and cats from 2012-2016. It complies with Section 26A of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (“Act”) which requires every Council in South Australia to prepare a plan relating to the management of dogs and cats within its area. The report summarises the third year progress.

The City of Unley Animal Management Plan outlines Council’s goals for animal management as being:
• To improve Council’s management of its responsibilities under the Act; and
• to achieve an improvement in responsible pet ownership.

Four of the five key performance indicators have been met for year three as shown below:

Dog and Cat

Dog and cat management