Stop Puppy Farming — consultation open

Published on Monday, 21 August 2023 at 11:09:54 AM

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has released a consultation paper to encourage feedback and inform the development of new regulations to stop puppy farming in Western Australia.
The draft regulations are the next stage in achieving the objectives of the Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Act 2021 which also includes implementing a centralised registration system for cats and dogs (CRS).
The CRS will bring all local government pet registration data together for the first time and provide a more convenient, online system for pet owners and local governments.
Feedback is invited on the CRS’ implementation and topics including:
-the sterilisation of dogs
-pet shops
-the supply of dogs by refuges or dog management facilities to approved pet shops
-approval to breed
-dog and cat registrations
Responses will help inform the development of new regulations; specifications and functionality in the CRS; and resources needed by local government to implement and enforce legislative requirements.
A consultation paper has been developed to guide feedback on each topic.
Residents are encouraged to have their say by completing the online surveys via

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