Notice of the Making of Domestic Animal Orders - Domestic Animals Act 1994

Posted on 22 September 2017

 

Pursuant to section(s) 10A, 25 and 26 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Latrobe City Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday 11 September 2017, resolved to make the following orders:

SECTION 10A – MANDATORY DESEXING
From 18 September 2017 all cats must be desexed from the age of three months in order to be eligible for any new registration unless otherwise exempt in accordance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

The order of Council applies exclusively to cats and the previous mandate applicable to dogs is repealed with the commencement of this order.

SECTION 25 – CAT CURFEW
From 18 September 2017 all cat owners will be required to keep their cats securely confined to the owner’s property and not allow the cat to wonder at large outside the premises between the hours of 9pm to 6am, seven days a week.

With the commencement of this order all previous orders are repealed.

SECTION 26 – MEANS OF RESTRAINT
From 18 September 2017 the owner of any dog must keep that dog under effective control by means of a chain, cord or leash held by the owner and attached to the dog while the dog is in any public place within the municipal district, other than designated off-leash areas.
A dog may be exercised off-leash in designated off-leash areas, providing the owner:
• Carries a chain, cord or leash sufficient to bring the dog under effective control if the dog behaves in a manner which threatens any person or animal;
• Remains in effective voice and hand control of the dog so as to be able to promptly bring the dog under effective control by placing the dog on a chain, cord or leash if necessary; and
• Does not allow the dog to attack, rush at or threaten any person or animal. 

With the commencement of this order all previous orders are repealed.

GARY VAN DRIEL
Chief Executive Officer


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