New laws for dog and cat owners in South Australia will be introduced from 1 July this year.
The changes aim to improve the welfare of dogs and cats, make it easier to reunite owners with their lost pets, and simplify the registration process.
Key changes introduced by the Dog and Cat Management Board are:
For details, visit the Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) section of the Dogs and Dog and Cat Management Board website.
Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) will be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for registration details, microchip and breeder information.
Cats do not need to be registered.
Marion residents will be able to register their dogs from 13 July when renewal notices are distributed by the Dog and Cat Management Board. The notices will include instructions for online registration and a lifetime registration disc.
People without internet access can still register their dogs through the City of Marion.
More information is available on the Dog and Cat Management Board website.
For more information, visit the Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) website (available mid July)
Increased fines can apply for owners who do not registers and microchip their pets.
New rules for breeders include:
The changes aim to reduce the number of unwanted pets and improve their welfare.