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.