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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 10C

Refusal of registration of dogs and cats unless permanently identified

    (1)     A Council must not register a dog or cat unless the dog or cat—

        (a)     has been implanted with a prescribed permanent identification device; or

        (b)     is of a class of dog or cat that is exempt, under a resolution made under section 10D(3), from the requirement to be implanted with such a device; or

        (c)     is otherwise exempted under this Act from the requirement to be implanted with such a device; or

        (d)     subject to subsection (2), has previously been registered with that Council at any time in the 12 month period immediately before the application for registration was lodged.

    (2)     Subsection (1)(d) does not apply if a resolution of the Council under subsection (3) is in effect under which dogs or cats of the same class as the dog or cat are required to be implanted with a prescribed permanent identification device for the purposes of the renewal of registration.

    (3)     A Council may resolve that it will not, after a specified future date, renew the registration of any dog or cat unless the dog or cat—

        (a)     has been implanted with a prescribed permanent identification device; or

        (b)     is exempted under this Act from any requirement to be implanted with such a device.

    (4)     A Council may resolve to amend or revoke any resolution made under this section.

    (5)     If a Council makes a resolution under this section—

        (a)     it must cause a copy of the resolution to be published in the Government Gazette and in a newspaper circulating in the municipal district of the Council; and

        (b)     it must give effect to the resolution.

    (6)     A Council must not register or renew the registration of a dangerous dog, a menacing dog or a restricted breed dog unless the dog has been implanted with a prescribed permanent identification device.

S. 10D inserted by No. 76/2005 s. 7.



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