Pets

Pets are popular members of many households in the Shire of Denmark.

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Lost Pets and Animal Pound

If you have lost a pet, it might be in the safe custody of our pound. The table below displays the animals currently impounded with our Rangers.

If your pet is missing and not listed below, please contact Ranger Services.

Pound Number Date Impounded ANIMAL
Description
Photo of ANIMAL

Frequently Asked Question: How do I get my pet out of the pound?

To release your pet from the pound, you must attend the Shire of Denmark Administration Office, 953 South Coast Hwy, Denmark, and pay all outstanding fees and charges which may include:

  • Impound Fees
  • Registration
  • Microchip Implant
  • Sterilisation (cats only)

Once the relevant fees have been paid, arrangements will be made for a Ranger to meet you at the pound to release your pet.

Current Fees and Charges are listed below*:

2023/24 Impounding Fees (per dog or cat)

Fee

Release from Pound, plus the below fees. (Per dog; between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.)

$61.50

Sustenance Fees (per day or part thereof)

$26

Impounded between 8.30am and 5.00pm (not including weekends and Public Holidays)

$104

Impounded between 5.00pm and 8.30am (Monday to Thursday) 

$130

Impounded between 5.00pm Friday to 8.30am Monday and Public Holidays

$167

Microchip Implant

$77

Sterilisation (cats only)

Contact your vet

Impounding Fees (per head of livestock)

Fee

Sustenance Fees (per head per day or part thereof)

$8

Impounded between 6.00am and 6.00pm (per head per day)

$26

Impounded between 6.00pm and 6.00am (per head per day)

$39

Impounded between 6.00pm Friday and 6.00am Monday (per head per day)

$77

Stock Poundage (per head per day)

$17.50

Transport of stock (Actual Cost + 10% admin fee + GST)

COST + 10% + GST

*If your dog or cat isn’t registered, you will also need to pay the appropriate registration charge.


Cat Registration

Within the Shire of Denmark all cats are required to be registered and microchipped.

In this section:

  • Cat Registration Information
  • Registration Fees
  • Start Your Registration Application

Cat Registration Information

Frequently Asked Question: Why do I need to register my cat?

It is the law under the Cat Act 2011 for all cats over six months to be registered.

The benefits of registration are:

  • Positive identification of your cat
  • Reuniting lost or injured cats with their owners
  • Investigation and resolution of cat problems

The period of registration runs from 1 November to 31 October, regardless of when the cat is registered. Current registrations can be transferred between local councils within Western Australia.

Registration Fees

2023/24 Registration Fees

Standard Fees

Pensioner Fees (50% of standard fee)

 

1 Year

3 Years

Lifetime

1 Year

3 Years

Lifetime

Sterilised Cat

$20

$42.50

$100

$10

$21.25

$50

 

Start Your Registration Application

Start Your Application online or download an application form to complete in hardcopy format.

Submitting Your Application

To submit your registration application, please visit the Shire of Denmark Administration Building during Opening Hours and bring with you:

  • Your completed registration form
  • A certificate of sterilisation and microchip details from your vet OR a Statutory Declaration: Animal Sterilisation
  • A current pensioners card (if applicable)

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Dog Registration

Within the Shire of Denmark all dogs are required to be registered and microchipped.

In this section:

  • Dog Registration Information
  • Registration Fees
  • Start Your Registration Application

Dog Registration Information

Frequently Asked Question: Why do I need to register my dog?

It is the law under the Dog Act 1976 for all dogs over three months to be registered.

The benefits of registration are:

  • Positive identification of your dog
  • Reuniting lost or injured dogs with their owners
  • Investigation and resolution of dog problems

The period of registration runs from 1 November to 31 October, regardless of when the dog is registered. Current registrations can be transferred between local councils within Western Australia.

Only two dogs are permitted to be kept at any one residence, with the exception of puppies, which may be kept until they reach the age of three months.

Residents may apply to Council to keep more than two dogs at their property. Contact Ranger Services for more information.

Registration Fees

2023/24 Registration Fees

Standard Fees

Pensioner Fees (50% of standard fee)

 

1 Year

3 Years

Lifetime

1 Year

3 Years

Lifetime

Unsterilised Dog

$50

$120

$250

$25

$60

$125

Unsterilised Working Dog

$12.50

$30

$62.50

NA

NA

NA

Unsterilised Assistance Dog

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Sterilised Dog

$20

$42.50

$100

$10

$21.25

$50

Sterilised Working Dog

$5

$10.60

$25

NA

NA

NA

Sterilised Assistance Dog

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Dangerous Dog

$50

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Application to keep more than two dogs

$250

 

Start Your Registration Application

Start Your Application online or download an application form to complete in hardcopy format.

Submitting Your Application

To submit your registration application, please visit the Shire of Denmark Administration Building during Opening Hours and bring with you:

  • Your completed registration form
  • A certificate of sterilisation and microchip details from your vet OR a Statutory Declaration: Animal Sterilisation
  • A Statutory Declaration: To Register a Working Dog (if applicable)
  • An Application to Keep More Than 2 Dogs (if applicable)
  • A current pensioners card (if applicable)

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Livestock and Wildlife

Please visit our Livestock and Wildlife page.


Dog Exercise Areas

Please visit our Dog Exercise Areas page.


Stray Pets or Livestock, Barking, Dog Attacks: Make a Report

Stray pets or livestock should be reported to Ranger Services as soon as possible. Please have as much detail as possible to provide with your report when you contact Ranger Services.

To report nuisance pets or a dog attack, please complete the online form below or contact Ranger Services.

Use this form to report an issue to the Shire of Denmark. Please make sure you provide as much detail as possible in your report. Relevant officers from our team will investigate your report during business hours.


Before You Get Started

Please Check: Is the Shire of Denmark the right agency to make your report to?

If you wish to report a fire or life threatening emergency, stop now and call 000. SES Emergency Assistance can be reached at 132 500. 

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If your report is not-related to any of the links provided, please continue on to complete our Report It form


Make Your Report

Let's get started! Your report will be treated confidentially. Remember, please provide us with as much detail as possible.

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