Browse our frequently asked questions about pets, animals and pests.

Q: I've lost my dog/cat. What do I do?

Answer: If you lose your dog, cat or any other pet, contact AlburyCity's Animal Management Facility (Pound).   (Updated 25 Nov 2015.)
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Q: Is microchipping compulsory for cats and dogs?

Answer: Yes, and it’s a great idea. The microchipping procedure is no more painful than a vaccination and is carried out the same way.   (Updated 25 Nov 2015.)
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Q: Can I come into Council to register my cat or dog?

Answer: Yes, we’ll be more than happy to assist. Once your cat or dog has been microchipped, you then need to lifetime register it by 6 months of age. Your pet also needs to wear a collar and an identification tag.   (Updated 04 Jan 2017.)
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Q: The dog next door barks constantly. What can I do?

Answer: If there’s an issue with a dog or dogs barking in your neighbourhood, please contact AlburyCity Customer Service on 02 6023 8111.   (Updated 25 Nov 2015.)
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Q: Where are the off-leash dog areas?

Answer: AlburyCity has five designated areas for your dog to exercise without being on a leash, however, they must remain under effective control at all times.   (Updated 25 Nov 2015.)
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Q: I have a swarm of bees. What do I do?

Answer: If you encounter a swarm of bees or other pests/insects on Council land, please contact AlburyCity Customer Service on 02 6023 8111. if its on private property, please contact a professional pest control company.   (Updated 25 Nov 2015.)
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Q: I have a wasps’ nest on my property. What do I do?

Answer: Unfortunately, we don’t have the expertise to handle wasps’ nest on privately owned property. We suggest you call a professional pest control company. If you encounter wasps or other pests/insects on Council land, please contact AlburyCity Customer Service on 02 6023 8111.   (Updated 25 Nov 2015.)
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Q: I have a snake in my backyard. Who do I call?

Answer: AlburyCity doesn't handle snakes. We recommend that you call Chris Porter (0432 175 513) or Peter Doherty (0459 203 595) for the safe removal of the snake.   (Updated 01 Feb 2016.)
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