Section 29 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Failing to Identify Cat


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The Legislation

Section 29 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Failing to Identify Cat and is extracted below.

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29 Cats must have form of identification

(1) A cat must be identified by a form of identification that enables a local authority to ascertain the name of the cat and the address or telephone number of the owner of the cat.

(2) The identification may take any of the following forms:
(a) a collar worn around the cat’s neck with a tag or tags attached,
(b) a microchip,
(c) any other form of identification prescribed by the regulations.

(3) The owner of the cat is guilty of an offence if this section is not complied with. Maximum penalty: 8 penalty units.

(4) This section does not affect the operation of section 8.

(5) This section does not apply to:
(a) a cat on property of which the owner of the cat is the occupier, or
(b) a cat being exhibited for show purposes or proceeding immediately to or from a place at which it will be, or has been, exhibited for show purposes.