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The program aimed to control animal populations on Palm Island, namely animals kept as pets, as well as increase the health of the animals. If uncared for, pets pose a great risk to the health of people living in communities.
The program was initially involved in the micro-chipping of over 2500 dogs on Palm Island, however, due to costs and the time required to catch and chip the dogs it was abandoned and dog registration took its place, the micro-chipping was resumed.
Under this program, cats have also been registered and the horse population on the island branded and registered.
Abstract adapted from Report of the 6th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council
1 Main Street
Palm Island Qld 4816
Ph: (07) 4770 1177
Fax: (07) 4770 1241