NEW LAWS ON DOGS

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Coun­cil’s Lo­cal Laws team is pre­par­ing for reg­u­la­tions of the new Queens­land Gov­ern­ment dog breeder leg­is­la­tion that comes into ef­fect to­mor­row. Un­der the new leg­is­la­tion, any per­son in Queens­land who is giv­ing away, sup­ply­ing, sell­ing or ad­ver­tis­ing dogs or pup­pies must have a unique iden­ti­fy­ing number, called a sup­ply number, that iden­ti­fies the breeder of that par­tic­u­lar dog. The laws ap­ply to peo­ple who are pro­fes­sional breed­ers, oc­ca­sional breed­ers and peo­ple not mak­ing money from the dogs or pup­pies sup­plied, re­gard­less of whether the lit­ters are oc­ca­sional, ac­ci­den­tal or planned. The sup­ply number must also be in­cluded in the dog’s mi­crochip in­for­ma­tion and be dis­played when a dog is given away, sup­plied, sold or ad­ver­tised. Mayor Ju­lia Leu said Coun­cil staff will be re­spon­si­ble for in­ves­ti­gat­ing breaches and ap­pro­pri­ate en­force­ment ac­tion.

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