Tasmania Tightens Cat Laws 3

00009w82editFrom 1st of July, 2012, new animal laws in Tasmania come in to play. From then on you have to be registered for your cat to have kittens otherwise you could be fined and even lose your cat. All cats sold or given away must be microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and be at least 8 weeks old. Microchipped cats that are lost will be held for 5 days while un-microchipped cats will only last 3 days before either being rehomed or euthanized.

“The aim is to reduce the number of unwanted cats that are euthanized each year,” –Craig Elliott, manager of the Invasive Species Branch in the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

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3 thoughts on “Tasmania Tightens Cat Laws

  • Vegan Tasmania

    Oh yeah,I agree with all of the new laws and think they will really help but I agree with you as far as that one's concerned. After only 3-5 days unclaimed using euthanasia is definitely harsh. Let's just hope that those kitties get rehomed or are taken in before that happens!

  • phanto

    Cats are not native animals, they do not belong in this country. They have done all kinds to damage to native ecosystems and contribute to driving animals such as the quoll toward extinction. So unfortunately, if I have to choose between 3 day euthanasia and baby quolls being savaged by feral cats, I'm preferring the former.