The Queensland Government has passed Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, which will require all cats and dogs in Queensland to be registered by December 2010. Blackall-Tambo Regional Council will commence on 10 December 2010. The intent of this legislation and compulsory registration for dogs is to:
- Increase the number of dogs returned to their owners (and therefore preventing loved dogs from being euthanized).
- Decrease the number of stray dogs