Council seeking community member for Animal Management Reference Group

Date published: 17 October 2018

Townsville City Council is seeking expressions of interest from the community to be part of the Animal Management Reference Group.

The Reference Group aims to promote responsible pet ownership throughout Townsville, provide advice on future animal management initiatives including public education campaigns and assist in the development of an animal management plan.

Expressions of interest are open to any local residents wishing to join the group which will include representation from Council, foster and rehoming groups, animal industry experts and a vet.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said the Reference Group has a position available for a local community member.

“Council is looking for a representative from the community to help promote responsible pet ownership and provide guidance on domestic animal initiatives in our city,” Cr Greaney said.

“The ideal person will need to have an understanding of what it takes to be a responsible pet owner for the safety of the community and to improve the link between the community and council on animal management issues.

“Council wants to make sure we are getting the best advice from experts in the field of animal management.”

Council provides a number of incentives to promote responsible pet ownership including free microchipping days.

All animals adopted from the Animal Shelter are microchipped, desexed and vaccinated before they are adopted out.

Expressions of interest are open until 31 October.

The successful applicant will need to be the owner of a registered dog or approved cat.

For application criteria and to apply visit