NEW LAWS ON DOGS
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.