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Dogs & Cats

Lost & Found Dogs

Council encourages residents to call the after hours service on 8584 8000 with regards to any enquiries about lost dogs or reports of found dogs. Our after hours service will contact the on call General Inspector to attend to these issues.

Animal Management Plan 2012-2017

The National Lost Dogs Home

Click here for The Natioanl Lost Dogs Home



Animal We lfare League SA

These Good Dog info sheets will give you top tips on being a responsible owner.

     Good Dog

     Good Cat

Application for Registration of Dog(44 kb)

All dogs over the age of THREE MONTHS must be registered and the Dog & Cat Management Act, 1995 provides the following fees for the registration of dogs :

Pound Fees  
Initial Impounding fee $50.00
Per day or part thereof $15.00
Seizure fee $30.00
Dog Offences - Expiation Fee  
Unregistered Dog $80.00
Dog wandering at Large $80.00
Dog Attack $210.00
On school grounds $80.00
Dog in Shop $80.00
Chasing a vehicle $105.00
Unmuzzled Greyhound $80.00
Barking Dog $105.00
Defecating in Public Place $55.00
Transporting Unrestrained Dog $105.00
Dog Destruction Fee $40.00
Barking Dog Collar Hire - per 2 weeks $30.00
Registration Fees  
General Registration $60.00
Working Dog  $10.00
Greyhounds $10.00
Business Registration $10.00
Show Dogs $10.00
Guide, Hearing and Disability Dogs No Charge
New/Replacement Disc $5.00
Transfer Fee $5.00
Late Registration Fee $15.00
Desexed $36.00
Microchipped $48.00
Desexed & Microchipped $24.00
Obedience Trained $54.00
Desexed & Trained $30.00
Microchipped & Trained $42.00
Desexed, Microchipped & Trained $18.00
Pensioner Registration - Concession of 50% applies on above Registration Fees Only   
Pensioner Concession (Maximum 2 dogs) $30.00
Desexed $18.00
Microchipped $24.00
Desexed & Microchipped $12.00
Obedience Trained $27.00
Desexed & Trained $15.00
Microchipped & Trained $21.00
Desexed, Microchipped & Trained $9.00
Part Year Registration 50%

All Dog Registrations expire on 30 June each year. Failure to renew dog registrations by 31 August will incur a late fee.

If you wish to save time, please complete the dog registration form and submit it to Council with the appropriate documentation (de-sexing papers or concession card) and fee to obtain your new registration disc.

The following Penalties may be imposed on dog owners for offences committed under the Act :-


Maximum Penalty





Failure to notify change of address or death of a dog



Owning or keeping an unregistered dog



A dog wandering at large



Unrestrained dog on ute



A dog chasing a vehicle



Barking Dog



Failure to pick up after dog



Failure to comply with a control order  


A dog attacking or harassing any person, animal or bird




If you wish to surrender your dog to the custody of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, you will need to complete an Release Form and pay the required $40.00 fee.


It is recommended that Cat Owners identify their cats with a collar with the owner's name and phone number indelibly inscribed thereon.

Cat owners may also identify their cats by having a silicone chip implanted by a veterinary surgeon.

Any unidentified cat found wandering on a person's property could be removed by an authorised person and destroyed.

A person must not, without reasonable excuse, interfere with or remove the means by which the cat is identified as set out in the regulations. Maximum penalty - $5,000.

It is an offence for any person other than an authorised person to destroy a cat if that cat is found less than 1km from another dwelling - Penalty $4,000


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