The following statement can be attributed to City of Greater Geelong Director Planning and Development Gareth Smith:
What does the council believe has led to such an increase in pets?
Over the last five years the City’s population has grown from 216,000 to 239,000. People also now have a much greater awareness of the requirements and benefits of pet registration for their dogs and cats. Additionally, more rental properties now allow tenants to have pets.
Does the council believe there are too many pets in the region?
No, we’re a pet loving region and responsible pet ownership brings a wealth of health, social and companionship benefits.
What are the council's rules in regards to how many pets a household can have?
Generally people are allowed to have two dogs and two cats per residential property, without the need for a permit.
Is the council concerned that the number of pets in the region will continue to grow?