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Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 – 23 September 2016

Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009 – 1 July 2016

Summary

A person who is or becomes an owner of a cat or dog that is not implanted with a microchip must ensure the cat or dog is implanted with an electronic chip before it is 12 weeks old. Working dogs are excluded. Maximum penalty is 20 penalty units.

  • Section 14

An owner of a dog must register the animal in the local government area within 14 days after starting to keep the animal in the area. Working dogs are excluded. Maximum penalty is 20 penalty units.

  • Sections 44, 46, 47

If details of registration change, the owner of a dog must within 7 days give the relevant local government notice of the change. Maximum penalty is 5 penalty units.

  • Section 54
Reason for law

To provide for the identification of cats and dogs and the registration of dogs. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Regulated Dogs

Current PID registry licence holders in Queensland

(See your local government website for its dog registry)

Raise a puppy [Guides Dog Queensland]

Puppy caring [Seeing Eye Dogs Australia]

Suggested links

K9 Weight Challenge

Media article

Careful surveillance and pet wearables: at home with animals

Doglogbook helps owners and vets better understand their furry friends

‘A mosh pit for dogs’: canine trainer says off-leash dog parks are ‘unnatural’

Critique

Seven day timeframes in the Act might not be practical.

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