The quickest way to see if your dog has been found by Council is to follow the posts on our special 'Lost and Found' Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bbcouncillostandfound.
Not a facebook user? That ok, follow the link and you will still be able to see any listings on the page.
Please be aware that all domesticated dogs are required by law to wear a collar and identification tag when in a public place. You are more likely to be reunited with your pet if it is wearing a collar and tag
If your dog is over 3 months of age and live in the Berri Barmera District, it needs to be registered with the Berri Barmera Council. The purpose of registering your dog is to provide quick and easy identification so if it becomes lost we'll be able to reunite you that much quicker. To register your dog, you must be 16 years or over and you will be required to visit either our Berri or Barmera office to answer a few questions about your dog (name, sex, colours etc.) If your dog is desexed or microchipped please remember to bring proof of the procedure when registering. You will pay a small fee that will cover registration of your dog until July 1st at which time the registration will need to be renewed.
You risk a fine of up to $250 if your dog is not registered so don't forget!
As a dog owner you must also be prepared to take responsibility for providing effective dog control within the community. Council's General Inspector looks after your neighbourhood by keeping roaming dogs off the streets and investigating complaints. Fines will be issued to irresponsible dog owners.
From 1 July 2018, it will be compulsory for all dogs and cats to be microchipped. This will assist with pet owners being united with their furry friends.
Other changes include dog registration categories, desexing requirements, and rules for breeders and sellers. To learn more, please see pamphlet below.
The Berri Barmera Council is pro-active in encouraging responsible animal ownership and to assist residents by providing a desexing subsidy for cats and dogs. The subsidy is available to persons in receipt of Pensioner Concession card, War Widow or Health Care card. All animals must be vaccinated prior to desexing, but please be aware that Council does not subsidise these vaccinations.
For further information and application forms, please visit your local Berri Barmera Council office.
View current subsidy scheme.
View current Animal Management Plan