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Animal Care and Protection Act 2001
Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2002
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009
Codes of Practice for the Welfare of Animals
Duty of Care
Queensland Code of Practice for Pet Shops
Summary of Requirements for Scientific Animal Use

 

Compiled from the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008

Owner must ensure cat or dog is implanted

A person who is or becomes an owner of a cat or dog that is not implanted with a PPID must ensure the cat or dog is implanted with a PPID before it is 12 weeks old unless the person has a reasonable excuse. This does not apply if it can be proved that there is a signed veterinary surgeon’s certificate for the cat or dog stating that implanting it with a PPID is likely to be a serious risk to the health of the cat or dog; or, for a dog, the ownership is to use it as a government entity dog; or a working dog; or another class of dog prescribed under a regulation.

Supplier must ensure cat or dog is implanted

A person must not, unless the person has a reasonable excuse, supply a cat or dog to anyone else if it is not implanted with a PID. This does not apply to a cat or dog that is less than 8 weeks old, or there is a signed veterinary surgeon’s certificate for the cat or dog stating that implanting it with a PPID is likely to be a serious risk to the health of the cat or dog; or, for a dog, the supply is to use it as a government entity dog; or a working dog; or another class of dog prescribed under a regulation.

Notice of changed PID information

If PID information for a cat or dog changes the owner of the cat or dog must, within 7 days, give notice of the changed information to a licence holder unless the person has a reasonable excuse.

Age restriction for implanting PPID

An authorised implanter must not implant a PPID in a cat or dog that is less than 8 weeks old, unless the implanter has a reasonable excuse; or the implanter is a veterinary surgeon who considers implanting the PPID is not likely to be a serious risk to the health of the cat or dog; or there is a signed veterinary surgeon’s certificate for the cat or dog stating that implanting the PPID when it is less than 8 weeks old is not likely to be a serious risk to the health of the cat or dog. It is a reasonable excuse if the cat or dog’s owner advised the implanter that it was 8 weeks or older.

Operator must ensure cat or dog is scanned

This applies to the operator of a pound or shelter. The operator must ensure a cat or dog entering the pound or shelter is scanned, within 3 days after its entry, in a way that is likely to detect a PID implanted in the cat or dog. This does not apply to the operator if the cat or dog behaves aggressively towards a person attempting to scan the cat or dog; and the operator reasonably believes that compliance with subsection (2) may endanger the health of anyone attempting to scan the cat or dog.

Desexed cat or dog must be tattooed

A veterinary surgeon desexing a cat or dog must ensure it is tattooed for desexing. This does not apply to a cat or dog for which there is a signed veterinary surgeon’s certificate stating, or other evidence, that tattooing the cat or dog is likely to be a serious risk to its health; or it is, or is proposed to be, a show cat or dog and tattooing it may reasonably be considered by a person acting as a judge of the cat or dog as a blemish that is detrimental to its value as a show cat or dog.

Registration obligation

An owner of a cat or dog must comply with section 46 to register the cat or dog in the relevant local government’s area within 14 days after starting to keep the cat or dog in the area unless the person has a reasonable excuse. This does not apply to the operator of a pound or shelter; or the owner of a cat or dog less than 12 weeks old.

A person who becomes an owner of a cat or dog must register the cat or dog in the relevant local government’s area within 14 days unless the person has a reasonable excuse. This does not apply to a government entity dog; or a working dog; or another class of cat or dog prescribed under a regulation.

Cat or dog must bear identification in particular circumstances

This applies if a cat or dog, other than a regulated dog, is at a place other than the address stated in the registration notice for the cat or dog. The person who keeps the cat or dog must ensure it bears the identification prescribed under a local law unless the person has a reasonable excuse.

Amendment of registration

The owner of the cat or dog must, within 7 days, give the relevant local government notice of the changed information.

Relevant person must ensure dog does not attack or cause fear

A relevant person for a dog must take reasonable steps to ensure the dog does not attack, or act in a way that causes fear to, someone else or another animal. This does not include vermin that are not the property of anyone.

Prohibition on allowing or encouraging dog to attack or cause fear

A person must not allow or encourage a dog to attack, or act in a way that causes fear to, a person or another animal. This does not include vermin that are not the property of anyone.

 

Compiled from the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001

Unreasonable abandonment or release

A person in charge of an animal must not abandon or release an animal unless the person has a reasonable excuse or the abandonment or release is authorised by law.

A person must not, unless the person has a reasonable excuse, release an animal from the custody of the person in charge of it.

“Abandon an animal” includes leaving it for an unreasonable period.

Obligation to exercise closely confined dogs

A person in charge of a dog that is closely confined for a continuous period of 24 hours must, unless the person has a reasonable excuse, ensure the dog is exercised or allowed to exercise itself for the next 2 hours; or the next hour and for another hour in the next 24 hours.

Use of prohibited trap or spur unlawful

A person must not use a prohibited trap or spur as a trap or spur.