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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 10B

Dogs and cats that are exempt from desexing

    (1)     The following dogs and cats do not have to be desexed to be registered or to have their registration renewed by a Council—

        (a)     a dog or cat that is owned by a person or body that conducts a domestic animal business under which dogs or cats are bred and the dog or cat is used for breeding purposes in connection with that business;

        (b)     a dog or cat that is owned by a person who is a current member of an applicable organisation and the animal is registered with that organisation;

        (c)     a dangerous dog that is kept as a guard dog for non-residential premises;

S. 10B(1)(d) amended by No. 17/2016 s. 17(Sch. 1 item 1).

        (d)     a dangerous dog that has undergone protection training in accordance with any relevant business code of practice;

        (e)     a dog or cat that is the subject of written veterinary advice that the health of the dog or cat is liable to be significantly prejudiced if it is desexed;

        (f)     a dog or cat that is of a class of dog or cat that is exempt under a resolution made under section 10A from a requirement to be desexed.

S. 10B(1A) inserted by No. 29/2012 s. 12.

    (1A)     For the purposes of subsection (1)(e), the written veterinary advice must—

        (a)     be given by a veterinary practitioner after he or she has personally examined the dog or cat; and

        (b)     include the reasons why the health of the dog or cat is liable to be significantly prejudiced if it is desexed.

    (2)     A Council may, in any resolution made under section 10A, exempt a class of dog or cat from any requirement to be desexed for the purposes of registration or the renewal of registration.

    (3)     Subsection (2) does not apply to a dangerous dog or a restricted breed dog.

S. 10C inserted by No. 76/2005 s. 6, substituted by No. 76/2005 s. 7.



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