GANNAWARRA Shire Council is reminding residents to remember their pets these summer holidays.
Mayor Brian Gibson said residents should ensure their pets were adequately cared for if they went away on holidays.
‘‘This summer we are predicted to have high forecast temperatures, so even if you are going away for a night or two, make sure your pets have adequate water, food and shelter from the heat,’’ he said.
‘‘At this time of year council receive an increasing number of roaming dog reports and noise complaints due to animals that have been left at home by themselves.
‘‘If your pet cannot be properly cared for while you are away, please put them into a boarding facility or arrange for someone to look after them.
“If you are taking your furry friend away over the holidays, remember to never leave your pet in the car, especially over the coming summer months.’’
Cr Gibson said pet owners should also be aware there will be fireworks at various New Year’s Eve celebrations and encouraged pet owners to ensure their animals were secure and comfortable during the display.
“It is also important to update your personal details on your animal’s microchip record,’’ Cr Gibson said.
To check microchip records go to www.petaddress.com.au, council or your local vet.