Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

De­sex­ing and mi­crochip­ping will be­come com­pul­sory for all owned cats over the age of four months.

A per­son who wants to keep more than four cats at their prop­erty, and who is not a reg­is­tered breeder, will be re­quired to ap­ply for a per­mit.

Trap­ping and seizure of cats will be al­lowed on pri­vate land re­gard­less of the prox­im­ity to other res­i­dences.

Pri­mary pro­duc­ers, and those landown­ers who are more than 1km from the near­est res­i­dence, will be per­mit­ted to hu­manely de­stroy a cat that is found on their prop­erty.

The Act sup­ports coun­cil’s abil­ity to make by-laws with re­gards to mat­ters that re­late to their mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

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