(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.