Early registration for dog and cat breeders now available online

Early registration for dog and cat breeders now available online

Breeder registration is just one of the state’s new dog and cat management laws, including tougher fines for dog attacks, compulsory microchipping and mandatory desexing for all dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 (subject to exemption). The new breeder registration requirement applies to anyone who breeds a dog or cat, not just pedigree breeds.

South Australians can now begin the process of registering as a dog or cat breeder via the Dog and Cat Management Board’s website, before registration becomes compulsory on 1 July 2018.

The requirement to register as a breeder is designed to bring greater accountability to the dog and cat trade, and force unscrupulous puppy and kitten farmers into the light.

The new “pre-registry” has been launched in response to growing interest from dog and cat owners keen to comply with new laws.

Background

Breeder registration is just one of the state’s new dog and cat management laws, including tougher fines for dog attacks, compulsory microchipping and mandatory desexing for all dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 (subject to exemption).

The new breeder registration requirement applies to anyone who breeds a dog or cat, not just pedigree breeds.

Once registered with the Board, breeders will be issued with a breeder registration number (BRN) that must appear in all advertisements for sale or trade.

When in effect from 1 July 2018, it will be illegal for most people to advertise, sell or trade a dog or cat without disclosing the breeder registration number.

Breeders can now lodge their name and email address with the Board, and will be notified when official registration commences shortly prior to 1 July 2018.

Visit dogandcatboard.com.au to register or for more information.

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