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Stonnington City

Profile Performance

Provision of animal management and responsible pet ownership services to the community including monitoring, registration, enforcement and education

Time taken to action animal management requests

Average number of days it has taken for council to action animal management requests. 2015/16 was the first year of reporting for this indicator.

Stonnington City (2017-2018)

1.83 days

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

2.28 days

All Councils (2017-2018)

2.19 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 0 0 0
2015-2016 1.3 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 2.61 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1.83 days 2.28 days 2.19 days

Stonnington City Council Says...

Council was able to respond within 48 hours to all requests. All critical requests such as dog attacks or injured animals were actioned within 24 hours.

Animals reclaimed from council

Percentage of all collected cats and dogs (feral and registered) which have been reclaimed

Stonnington City (2017-2018)

61.34%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

52.68%

All Councils (2017-2018)

50.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 78.00% 59.12% 54.99%
2015-2016 61.24% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 78.28% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 61.34% 52.68% 50.34%

Stonnington City Council Says...

This result continues to be variable. The reclaim rate for dogs remains high with 85.3% of all impounded dogs reclaimed by their owners. The cat / kitten reclaim rate was 35.2%, impacting on the overall result.

Cost of animal management service per registered animal

Direct cost to council of the animal management service per domestic animal (i.e. cats and dogs) that has been registered

Stonnington City (2017-2018)

$50.59

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$57.21

All Councils (2017-2018)

$59.95

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $60.80 $46.78 $47.45
2015-2016 $65.09 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $68.50 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $50.59 $57.21 $59.95

Stonnington City Council Says...

Council initiated a pet registration amnesty in 2017/18 to support responsible pet ownership and ensure compliance with pet registration legislation. Pet registrations increased by 900 compared to 2016/17.

Animal management prosecutions

Number of animal management charges (excluding unpaid fines) that result in a prosecution in favour of council

Stonnington City (2017-2018)

9.00

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

15.52

All Councils (2017-2018)

13.73

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 1.00 10.76 11.44
2015-2016 3.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 6.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 9.00 15.52 13.73

Stonnington City Council Says...

In response to a growing population and increased animal management requests, Council increased patrols in Stonnington's 127 parks and reserves to reinforce the requirement for dog owners to comply with the legislation and the Local Law. Council also delivered a communications strategy to provide ongoing information to the community on responsible pet ownership.

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