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SA's new dog and cat laws, what do they mean for you?

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SA's new dog and cat laws, what do they mean for you?
Published 10 April 2018
New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders have been introduced in South Australia.

New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders have been introduced in South Australia. The improved dog and cat management and welfare system follows planning and public consultation by the Dog and Cat Management Board and the State Government.

Compulsory desexing

All dogs and cats born after 1 July, 2018, must be desexed by a certain age (unless exempted under the Dog and Cat Management Act).

Compulsory microchipping

From 1 July, 2018, it is compulsory for all dogs and cats to be microchipped, including existing dogs and cats.

If your dog is microchipped before renewing your 2017/18 registration, provide the City of Playford with the relevant information and you will be eligible for the additional rebate upon your animal’s registration.

Discount microchipping

Discount microchipping days occur throughout the year, so visit dogandcatboard.com.au, chipblitz.com, or your local vet for more details.

Registering online

From 1 July, 2018, visit dogandcatboard.com.au to register your best friend.

Update your contact details, mobile number and email address by calling the Customer Care Line on 8256 0333, or visit the Dogs and Cats Online website.