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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 1

Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to promote animal welfare, the responsible ownership of dogs and cats and the protection of the environment by providing for—

        (a)     a scheme to protect the community and the environment from feral and nuisance dogs and cats; and

        (b)     a registration and identification scheme for dogs and cats which recognises and promotes responsible ownership; and

S. 1(c) substituted by No. 65/2007 s. 4(a).

        (c)     the identification and control of dangerous dogs, menacing dogs and restricted breed dogs; and

        (d)     a registration scheme for domestic animal businesses which promotes the maintenance of standards of those businesses; and

        (e)     matters related to the boarding of dogs and cats; and

S. 1(ea) inserted by No. 65/2007 s. 4(b).

        (ea)     the regulation of the permanent identification of dogs, cats, horses and other animals; and

S. 1(f) amended by No. 74/2000 s. 3(Sch. 1 item 36.1).

        (f)     payments to the Treasurer from fees received by Councils under this Act; and

        (g)     other related matters.



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