The Domestic (Feral and Nuisance) Animals Act 1994 allows for councils to declare a dog to be dangerous if it has caused serious injury to a person or animal, has been trained to attack, or is kept to guard non-residential premises.The definition of declaration of a dog as being dangerous is based on deed, not breed, as not all members of a dog breed behave in exactly the same way.
Owners of dangerous dogs have a range of obligations they are required to meet in order to ensure that people and other animals are protected.
Dangerous dog signs & collars are available for purchase at the Council's Animal Shelter in Wanganui Road, Shepparton, adjacent to the transfer station.
- Dangerous Dog Sign - $30
- Dangerous Dog Collar - $33
For more information about the obligations of owners of dangerous dogs, an information pamphlet produced by the Department of Primary Industries can be obtained at Councilís Animal Shelter, Central Office or on the Department of Primary Industries web site at http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au.