Code of Practice for Debarking of Dogs - Victoria

Service summary

This Code outlines responsibilities, requirements and permitted circumstances for the debarking of dogs - a surgical operation performed by a registered veterinarian to reduce the noise of a dog's bark.

It should be read in conjunction with Clause 9(l) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act which prohibits debarking of dogs except in extreme circumstances and by and on the advice of a registered veterinary practitioner.

Please contact the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Biosecurity

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Biosecurity


Operating address:
475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address:
PO Box 2500
Bendigo,Victoria,
Australia

Phone:

03 9217 4200

Fax:

03 9217 4416
animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au

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