Logan City Council Chip-N-Dip Event 18 February
The following email was distributed by the Logan City Council regarding an event they are conducting at Priestdale on Saturday 18 February and some Dogs Queensland members may be interested:
Logan City Council’s City Standards and Animal Care Branch will be hosting their very first ever Chip-N-Dip in 2017. It will be held at Underwood Park, Priestdale on Saturday 18 February between 7.30am-10.30am. It is a very exciting time of year as we are starting to organise this event. We hope the success of the initial event will allow for its continuation throughout the year.
If this event is a success we will be organising 3 other events. The dates are as follows;
Alexander Clark Park, Loganholme Saturday 8 April
Riverdale Park, Meadowbrook Saturday 30 September
Logan Gardens, Logan Central Saturday 25 November
Keeping our canine BFF’s safe and happy is a priority for the Animal Care Team. Many animals that come into the centre found wandering or lost have no identification to be reunited with their owners. So, we will be offering discounted microchipping and hydro-bath services on the day for Logan residents. Owners can also enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh juice and chat with a dog behavioural specialist who will be on hand to discuss dog park etiquette, socialisation skills and enrichment.
Having your dog microchipped greatly improves the odds of your pet being returned safely. The added bonus is that all dogs microchipped at Chip-N-Dip for a low cost of $25 will receive a complimentary hydro-bath. It will be a pawfect day out for dogs and their owners.
Please get behind this great initiative and help spread the word!!!!!
I have attached an image that you can save and upload to your personal Facebook page. The marketing team will be promoting this campaign on the Logan City Council and Pets of Logan page but we can start the ball rolling now ourselves. Just think how many people we can reach just by sharing on our own pages.
Please click on either of the following link for an A4 size poster you can display to help promote the event. Hope to see you there: A4 Poster
Please use the image provided for upload and the blurb below;
Logan City Council is offering discounted microchipping and hydro-bath services for Logan residents. Owners can also enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh juice and chat with a dog behavioural specialist who will be on hand to discuss dog park etiquette, socialisation skills and enrichment. Come along to Underwood Park, Priestdale on Saturday 18 February from 7.30am to 10.30am. All dogs microchipped will receive a complimentary hydro-bath. It will be a pawfect day out for dogs and their owners. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/animals
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or queries.
Thanks again for your support.
Community Education Officer | City Standards and Animal Care Branch | Logan City Council
Phone: 07 3412 4839 | PO Box 3226 Logan City DC Qld 4114 | KylieBrookes@logan.qld.gov.au.
Further Information - Animal Management Legislation - Application for Approved Entity
Further to my recent updates on the Legislation amendment, I give you an update below.
As a reminder yet again, the process for Dogs Queensland applying to become an approved entity follows:
1. Meet with BioSecurity Queensland to discuss the requirements for approved entities under the Act and the functions of the database.
2. Following the meeting, Dogs Queensland would need to provide BioSecurity Queensland with a written proposal of how they would be able to meet these requirements.
3. BioSecurity Queensland will assess the proposal to ensure it will meet the provisions of the Act. There may be a need to clarify some issues before the proposal is finalised.
4. BioSecurity Queensland will brief the Minister on the application and proposal.
5. If approved by the Minister, the appropriate amendments to the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009 will need to be drafted.
As stated previously, the Dogs Queensland Board met on 9 January for an extra Board meeting to discuss this matter further and the Board resolved the following motions;
a) It was resolved that Dogs Queensland apply to the Queensland Government to be an approved entity on the basis that the addresses of the breeder members be c/- Dogs Queensland.
b) It was resolved that in the event that the Government will not accept the provision of breeder members’ addresses as being c/- Dogs Queensland, that the avenue of seeking a legislative exemption for Dogs Queensland similar to that provided to primary producers and underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding between Dogs Queensland and the Director General of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries be negotiated.
c) It was resolved that confirmation be sought by way of legal advice that the provision of addresses as being c/- Dogs Queensland would require a change to the legislation as it is currently worded and further, that advice be sought as to whether Dogs Queensland is at liberty to provide the home addresses of breeder members as one of the requirements for being an approved entity.
d) It was resolved that legal advice be sought from Clayton Utz regarding the privacy implications for Dogs Queensland in its negotiations with the Queensland Government on the puppy farming legislation.
In regards to point 1 above, General Manager Rob Harrison met with Greg McDougall, Senior Policy Officer Biosecurity Queensland on 10 January to discuss their Approved Entity Guidelines document and Dogs Queensland potentially applying to become an approved entity. To review the Government's Guidelines document, please CLICK HERE.
In regards to points a), b) and c) above, members of the Dogs Queensland Board met with the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development, Mr Bill Byrne MP on Monday 23 January. Minister Byrne was informed of the advice obtained by Dogs Queensland from Clayton Utz on Thursday 19 January where it was considered that there are legal problems in Dogs Queensland disclosing the personal details of its breeder members under the Act to the chief executive and accordingly Dogs Queensland would need to seek consent from its breeder members to disclose their personal information to the chief executive. Minister Byrne confirmed that no dispensation would be given to Dogs Queensland to provide breeder members’ addresses c/- Dogs Queensland nor would a legislative exemption be granted. Minister Byrne did, however undertake to facilitate a Meeting with Biosecurity Queensland, Dogs Queensland and RSPCA prior to the legislation being enacted.
The matter was discussed once again at the Dogs Queensland Board Meeting on 30 January and it was unanimously resolved that Dogs Queensland would apply to the Queensland Government to be recognised as an approved entity under the Animal Management (Protecting Puppies) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (Act) and the General Manager be authorised to make such application.
To enable Dogs Queensland to nullify the legal risk involved, urgent approval would be sought by means of a simple electronic survey from breeder members, i.e. anyone with a prefix, to provide their designated details to the Queensland Government to be recognised as an ‘accredited breeder’ under the Act. As a reminder, ‘designated details’ are defined as such;
o person’s name;
o address of:
o the person’s place of residence; or
o the body corporate’s place of business, head office or registered office;
o relevant local government area of the person or body corporate;
o person’s telephone number;
o person’s email address;
o person’s accreditation number;
o date the person became an accredited breeder;
o date the person’s accreditation ends; or
o date a person ceases to be an accredited breeder and their accreditation number at the time.
I would also remind you again that the only information that will be publicly available is listed below. Members of the public will only be able to conduct searches on individual breeder/accreditation numbers and will not be able to search on any other criteria, such as breed, local Government area, name, etc;
o person’s name;
o person’s accreditation number;
o date the person’s accreditation ends;
o relevant local Government area in which—
o the person’s place of residence is located; or
o the body corporate’s place of business, head office or registered office is located; and
o person’s telephone number or email address, as decided by the person.
An important survey will be provided to breeder members on 9 February. Breeder members will be asked for their permission to provide their designated details to the Queensland Government to be recognised as an ‘accredited breeder’ under the Act. Again, I reiterate that accreditation (membership) number, date of accreditation ending, local government area and either phone number or email, will be displayed publicly. It is vitally important that you provide this designated detailed information as soon as possible to assist in the application for approved entity.
Under the legislation, all dog breeders have to be registered one way or another. If breeder members choose to not provide permission for Dogs Queensland to provide their designated details, then they will have to register as a private individual, there is no other option. The act will take effect for all litters whelped after 26 May 2017.
I would urge you more than I ever have to provide us with this permission so we can remain strong as the collective voice of pure bred dog breeders in Queensland.
Dogs Queensland President
AGM Notice 2017
Please CLICK HERE to view Dogs Queensland's AGM Notice for 29 March 2017 (which includes a detailed summary of proposed Constitution changes).
Please CLICK HERE to view the proposed 2017 Constitution which shows all changes made from the current Constitution to now - note that deletions are marked in red (with single strikethrough) and additions are marked in green.