The council is urged to get on board with the pet ownership grants program.
The council is urged to get on board with the pet ownership grants program. Rob Williams

Council urged to take advantage of pet ownership grants

THE Clarence Valley council is encouraged to get involved in round two of the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program, Clarence Nationals MP, Chris Gulaptis announced today.

Mr Gulaptis said individual councils would have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $15,000, while collaborative council projects could receive up to $50,000.

"The Responsible Pet Ownership Program supports local councils to tackle important issues such as reducing the risk of dog attacks and protecting the community from menacing and dangerous dogs, Mr Gulaptis said.

"For pet owners in our community, the program may also provide the opportunity to assist with registration and give pet owners access to subsidised de sexing and micro chipping."

The NSW Government has committed $900,000 over three years towards this important Program.

In round one of the program, successful applications included subsidised micro chipping and de sexing for low income families as well as educational programs teaching children about how to approach animals in parks and in the community.

"Following the creative thinking of councils in round one, it will be interesting to see what they will put forward in this next round of applications," he said.

The closing date for round two applications is Friday, 26 June 2015.



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