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Christopoulos, Adriana

Ms Adriana Christopoulos

Position Elected Member Boorman Ward
Ward Boorman Ward
Suburbs Boorman Ward encompasses the suburbs of Urrbrae, Springfield, Netherby, Kingswood, Torrens Park, Mitcham, Brownhill Creek, Lynton and part of Leawood Gardens.
Address PO Box 21
Mitcham Shopping Centre
TORRENS PARK SA 5062
Contact Details Phone: 08 8372 8888
Fax: 8372 8101
Email: achristopoulos@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
Term Dates From 14/11/2014

August 2016

Registering your dog is very important and here’s why. 

Last month my husband Andy was gardening in the front garden (the typical weekend jobs we all try to complete over the weekend) the kids were busy doing their own thing as they do coming and going, using both side gates,(these are usually locked ) swinging opening and then slammed shut. 

Our Maltese Chihuahua Cross "Groover" and "Louis" Chihuahua Jack Russell Cross were having a great time following everyone around waiting for someone to notice and take them for a walk. 

It wasn’t until later in the afternoon that we noticed that one of the side gates had been left opened and that there was no sign of Groover. 

As you can imagine we were all worried and concerned as Groover is in the afternoon tea stage of her life (very cute) but can be a bit ditsy. 

Despite all our efforts and the hours we spent on that cold Saturday night walking streets searching for our dog, we had no luck in locating her. However, we did raise a few local eyebrows and gained a few smirks as we walked around calling out "Groovy Baby" (you never really think about these moments when you're naming your pets!) 

First thing on Monday morning I contacted the Council and asked if any of the staff had picked up our dog or if something worse had happened. 

A couple of hours later, I received a phone call from the Council who put me in touch with a lady not too far from where we lived who had found Groover wandering around on Saturday afternoon. She had generously kept her warm and fed over the weekend and contacted the Council notifying them that she had found a dog wandering the streets. 

What a relief! 

It wasn’t long before my daughter Georgia picked her up, expressing our sincere thanks to our neighbour and Groover was finally home! 

When you register your dog with your local council, you identify the owners as well as the dog. To ensure that the register is kept up to date, dog registrations are renewed every 12 months during July and August. 

Once the dog has been registered, you will be issued with a payment receipt and a registration disc (which must be worn by the dog at all times). 

Registration fees are charged and discounts are available for desexed dogs and concession holders. It is compulsory to register your dog and failure to comply can incur an $80 fine for every 14 days that your dog remains unregistered. 

Dog registration forms can be downloaded from the Mitcham Council website or obtained from the Customer Service Centre and returned to Council, along with the fee, proof of concession and de sexing certificate. 

We were lucky as the lady who found Groover contacted the Council because she was registered. Needless to say we got our Groove(r) back! 

True story and the names have not been changed!

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