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The program focuses on animals kept as pets. If uncared for, pets pose a great risk to the health of people living in communities. These pets are often flea ridden, have worms, scabies and other diseases.
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 has now resumed.
Under this program, cats have also been registered and the horse population on the island branded and registered.
When the program started the community was reluctant to support the process but this has changed due to the improvements they have seen in terms of dog bite numbers, people presenting with scabies and the health of their pets.
Palm Island QLD 4816
Ph: (07) 4770 1302