THE Sunshine Coast Council is reminding the region that cat and dog owners must renew their pet registration now and if you have recently got a pet, you must register your pet to the Council. If renewals aren’t completed now, you could risk receiving an infringement. Discounts apply for desexed pets, costing $26 and free registration if you have a current pensioner card and your pet is both desexed and microchipped, and if you have a desexed and microchipped cat, you can pay $95 for lifetime registration, with no annual renewal fee required. Registration is free for pets under six-months-old. Service Excellence Portfolio Councillor, Winston Johnston, said pet registration is important, as it helps Council to reunite lost pets with their owners and provides funding to pet-related services. The annual registration period for cats (excluding lifetime registered cats) and dogs starts on October 1 each year and runs through until September 30 the following year. For more information visit council’s website.