New Dog and Cat Laws

New laws for dog and cat owners have been introduced in South Australia.  These changes are designed to improve dog and cat management and welfare.

Under the new laws:

Dogs and cats born before 1 July 2018 will not be required to be desexed; they will however be required to be microchipped.

New rules for Breeders and Sellers

There are also new rules for breeders and sellers, including:

More information for breeders can be found on the Dog and Cat Management Board website -

Dogs and Cats Online

From 1 July 2018, dog and cat registration, along with the way you manage your pet dog or cat’s microchip, health and breeder information, will be simplified with the introduction of a new website.

Dogs and Cats Online will be the central point for all your dog and cat management payments and information, replacing the 68 individual council systems and private microchip databases currently in place.

Not only will Dogs and Cats Online simplify your dog or cat management needs, but it will streamline the process for councils, vets and animal welfare agencies too, giving these organisations instant access to information from around the state. This will help them reunite you and your lost dog or cat quicker.

For more information on the new laws you can visit the website.

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