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Logan City Council - Impound Fees - Payment Plans

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Animal Management Impound Fees - Payment Plan Options

Now we are all aware that in a perfect world all domestic pets would be desexed, microchipped, council registered and kept in a safe secure yard but we don't live in a perfect world, far from it. Unfortunately most residents think that their pets are secure until one day an accidental gate left open or fireworks scares their pet into getting out of the secure yard. To bring everyone up to speed with the current impound fees that Logan City Council charge here is a break down of the most common fees imposed on impound

Registered (Logan), already desexed, already microchipped, 1st impound - FREE once per calendar year

Unregistered, entire but will desex, needs to be microchipped, 1st impound $293 + Registration $33 + overnight fee $30 = $356 (1 night)

Registered, entire but will desex, already microchipped, 1st impound $255 + overnight fee $30 = $285 (1 night)

Unregistered, released as entire, needs to be microchipped, 1st impound $428 + Registration $142 + overnight fee $30 = $600

Registered, released as entire, already microchipped, 1st impound $390 + overnight fee $30 = $420

Logan City Council do not offer payment plans, or anything to assist in getting impounded dogs home (discounting the 1 night sleep over fee doesn't really help)

Now while I understand that these fees are based on historical figures of roaming dogs and cats and in the past there have been payment plan options that have racked up a large unpaid debt, it does not help anyone who is trying to do the right thing. Repeat offenders well this is a different story.

Surely there is some type of payment plan that can be offered, even if it was a plan that owners could pay off over a couple of weeks before their beloved pet is returned to them. Not only is it not fair on the pet owner but it takes a higher toll on the pet itself, being locked in a small concrete cell away from the life luxuries they are used to, then put through all sorts of tests in an unstable environment to determine their fate - death, adoption or sent to a rescue group. All because their owner can not afford one lump sum of money to get them back, what is fair about that?

All I am asking is that Logan City Council Animal Management try a little harder at reuniting these pets back, surely there can be some sort of payment plan that can assist.

Please share if you think something needs to be done to reduce the number of pets still sitting at local pounds all because of money.

For more information on Animal Management pricing please see the Logan City Council 2016/2017 Annual Budget:

http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file...

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