Cat and Dog Information

We all love to have pets such as Cats and Dogs.

The Shire of Carnarvon encourages responsible pet ownership and enforces cat and dog ownership guidelines as stated in the Dog Act 1976, Dog Regulations 2013, Dogs Local Law 2012 and the Cat Act 2011.

Rangers may impose on-the-spot fines and impound dogs for breaches of the Dog and Cat Acts. As of 1 November 2013, all domestic cats in Western Australia, over six months of age, need to be sterilised, micro-chipped and registered with their local government as per the Cat Act 2011.

Dogs are also required to be microchipped and registered with their local government as per the Dog Amendment Bill 2013. We encourage all dog owners to sterilise their pets to prevent them contributing to the increasing population of unwanted animals. Pet owners have specific legal responsibilities, which are intended for the convenience of all the community, as well as the health and well-being of your animals.

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