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Cats and dogs

Owners legal obligations


If your dog or cat causes any injuries or damage, you may be held liable for these actions and Council may commence enforcement.

Owners of regulated animals are also responsible for ensuring the conditions set down by Council in accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 are met.

Failure to adhere to the strict conditions may result in Council commencing enforcement action that may include penalty notices or prosecution.

Any enforcement commenced by Council does not negate any civil action that may be commenced by an aggrieved party.

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