THE SICK ATTITUDE OF SOME COUNCILS IN CHARGING THROUGH THE NOSE TO KEEP A PET

GREEDY GRUBBY COUNCILS DENY OLDER & YOUNGER CITIZENS

PET OWNERS ARE BEING EMOTIONALLY BLACKMAILED BY COUNCILS

PET owners are being asked to pay premium charges to keep their beloved companions.
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Councils over rate the work involved with the pet brigade & keep some overzealous compliance officers in work.Justifying their jobs & positions by keeping fees high to register the pets and even higher again if a lapdog or a small cat escapes to threaten the population with carnivorous zeal.

The little old lady or the pet loving child gets threatened with the pets extermination or a huge fine with warning to the pet owner to remove the pet from their care if the killer cat or dog escapes again from their confines.

The entire issue of pet restraint and confinement and punishment is beyond belief.It needs total revision.This is an area for retirees & families & should be a haven for more pets not fewer.

The system created by the council is for finders of dogs to report to council,whereby as a result the offending escaped dogs owner will be charged extraordinaryly high fines for letting their killer lapdog or kitten escape.

A real aussie way.Dob in your neighbour so the council workers job is easier.

Council are experts at justifying their stand on pet matters & the charges they apply.The rates set as an example speak for themselves.We here at the Fraser Coast with lonely retired people & family facilities should be the lowest not almost the highest.

We the Fraser Coast are sending a message to any incoming retirees & families,

WE ARE GOING TO TAX YOU TO THE HILT IF YOU BRING YOUR ANIMALS

Convince your kids they need plastic toys not live animals-It’s far cheaper,

They poison our water without asking us & force us to drink it

now they inflict super high charges for keeping & or maintaining a pet

I have no pets but feel greatly for those people who are financially effected
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The $105 fee payable to maintain a whole dog or cat in the Fraser Coast is more than many other local government areas.

From a list of five Queensland councils, it was found whole cat owners in the Fraser Coast faced the second highest charge.

While people who registered whole dogs were slapped with the third largest fee.

The region also rated poorly in the desexed pet category, with locals asked to pay one of the highest charges.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell said he believed pet registration fees were comparable to other local government areas.

“I do think they are fair,” Cr O’Connell said.?????

“In terms of compliance for animals and animal care, it’s one of the fairly significant costs of council…really, I see pet registration as an investment in the welfare of your pets.”

Cr O’Connell said the fees had been reviewed previously.

He said they would be assessed when budget discussions commence later this year and claimed the council was working within its means. He said a pensioner discount would also be discussed.
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Comparisons:

Whole Dog

  • South Burnett: $142 / No discounts offered
  • Fraser Coast: $105 / No discounts offered
  • Brisbane: $99.50 / pensioner $49.60
  • Bundaberg: $85 / pensioner $40
  • Gympie: $80 / pensioner $40

Whole cat

  • South Burnett: $142 / No discounts offered
  • Fraser Coast: $105 / No discounts offered
  • Brisbane: $45.40 / pensioner $22.80
  • Bundaberg: $64 / pensioner $30
  • Gympie: $80 / pensioner $40

Desexed dog

  • South Burnett: $55 / No discounts offered
  • Fraser Coast: $51  / No discounts offered
  • Brisbane: $42.20 / pensioner $15.90
  • Bundaberg: $27  / No discounts offered
  • Gympie: $20 / No discounts offered

Desexed cat

  • South Burnett: $55 / No discounts offered
  • Fraser Coast: $51 / No discounts offered
  • Brisbane: $22.80 / pensioner $11.30
  • Bundaberg: $21 / No discounts offered
  • Gympie: $20 / No discounts offered

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HOWARD BURRUM DISTRICT KINDY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO STAY OPEN-RALLY NOW – APPROACH YOUR MEMBER-WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET CHILDCARE AT $5-$10 PER DAY

THE BURRUM DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE KINDY IS NOT TO BE SHUT DOWN IF WE HAVE ANY SAY IN IT

BURRUM District Community Kindy at Howard is closing due to financial stress caused by Bligh Government funding changes, low enrolment numbers and a lack of community funding support.

A kindy spokeswoman said an executive meeting of the Burrum District Community Kindy decided for financial reasons to close the kindy doors.

She said they deeply regretted the decision but to continue to operate the facility under the current funding situation would have been illegal and irresponsible for an incorporated body.

“We would have been trading while insolvent,” the spokeswoman said.

“Staff have been notified about their jobs and we are notifying parents.”

The kindergarten has been operating out of the Burrum District Community Centre at Howard for a number of years.

“This will also be a blow to the Community Centre, as they rely on the rent from the kindy as part of their operational revenue,” she said.

“So this closure affects the whole area.

“The financial stress has been brought about by the funding changes made by the Bligh Government.

“Sadly, lack of community funding support and low enrolment numbers has also contributed.

“The committee has met with the ruling body C and K  to follow all possible avenues of recovery funding, but so far have been unsuccessful.

“We will continue to work together to try to solve the financial problems but at this stage we have no resolution and will need to commence selling off the assets.

“If the community wants to see the kindy re-open they can register their interest in fundraising support by contacting the Kindy on 4129 0994 immediately, before the assets need to be sold off.”

The content of this posting was sourced from the local Chronicle newspaper with my comments as the headlines & notes below.
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Published here as a community contribution by Henry Sapiecha

As a result of being notified today 23rd Jan 2013 by Ailsa of the centre of the impending closure of this much valued kindy, a well structured & heavy support campaign to retain the kindy facility shall be undertaken by this web site and support requests shall be sent to the many thousands of emails in our data base so that the kindy centre shall become viable & government support continued

In the meantime send your email & or letter of support to the centre.

41290994      [email protected]

HOWARD STATE SCHOOL IN THE FRASER COAST GETS FREE SHOES FOR KIDS

NEEDY HOWARD STUDENTS  have been looked after in the shoe department

Some 75 children at Howard State School will receive new school shoes for next year, after a donation from the Shoes and Socks 4 Kids program.

The program was a result of more than year’s research by the charity, which spoke to schools and teachers to find out what the most important and urgent needs of disadvantaged children were.
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Howard State School principal David McGucken said the answer to what kids needed was unusually simple, with basic necessities such as school shoes high on the list of priorities.

“It’s nice to get something so useful,” he said.

Mr McGucken said the new shoes would be handed out next year to the students who needed them most.

Pauline Preston, managing director of the Brighter Future 4 Kids Foundation, said it was shocking to hear from teachers across the state about the effects of poverty on students.

“This program ensures children will go to school without the stigma of having no shoes, increasing school attendance, reducing ill health and reducing school bullying,” she said.

Ms Preston said the donation to Howard was made possible thanks to the support of organisations such as the Rali Foundation and Star Track Express, which generously delivered all the shoes and socks for free.
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For more information on the program, go to brighterfuture4kids.org.au.

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