Domestic Animal Management Plan

The purpose of the Domestic Animal Management Plan is to manage issues relating to the welfare of domestic animals, namely cats and dogs.

Developing and renewing this plan every four years is a requirement of Victorian councils under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

Have your say on our plan for pets

We are working on a new Domestic Animal Management Plan for the next four years (2017-2021).

Moonee Valley residents are adoring pet owners who take their ownership obligations seriously. Guided by this plan, we will continue to support these residents by maintaining fair requirements regarding responsible pet ownership as well as educating the community on animal safety.

Our objective is to ensure our city is a safe and enjoyable place for these animals to live and play, maintaining Moonee Valley’s pet friendly reputation.

One of the main focus areas of the draft plan is to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners to reduce the number of pets that are impounded in animal shelters as well as minimising the nuisance and danger which can be created by strays.

View the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan (doc, 1.89MB) and have your say via our online survey. Survey closes Friday, 28 July 2017.

2013-17 Plan

The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2013-2017 (pdf, 3.6MB)(accessible word version, 1MB), was endorsed in May 2013. It outlines the services and strategies we intend to pursue and includes activities which will:

  • encourage the registration of dogs and cats
  • promote and educate responsible pet ownership
  • minimise the potential for domestic animals to create a nuisance
  • minimise the risk of dog attacks on people and animals
  • manage dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs
  • monitor and address overpopulation and euthanasia rates

More information

Visit the animals section or contact out Animal Management team on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Saturday, 15 July 2017, 3:47 AM