The laws and rules include:
These new laws will simplify dog registration process, make it easier to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners, help identify and put a
stop to puppy farms and reduce euthanasia rates.
Following a long public consultation process, South Australia has new laws for the management of companion dogs and cats. The amended Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, and new Dog and Cat Management Regulations, represent the biggest change to the state's dog and cat laws in more than 20 years. The new laws also provide for much tighter management of cats. Cat owners can read more, at goodcatsa.com.au.
These changes to the law are being phased in, which means some new laws are already in place, while others will not take effect until 1 July 2018.
1 July 2017
1 August 2017
1 July 2018
South Australia's new dog and cat laws are based on extensive consultation, stretching back to 2014, including a citizens' jury process, and several rounds of public consultation.
You can read more about the public consultation at YourSA.sa.gov.au, or click on the links below: