From 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.