Code of Practice for the Handling of Companion Animals in Pounds and Shelters - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate an animal shelter or pound for the collection of stray or unwanted animals. The purpose of this code is to provide standards to ensure that all animals housed in pounds and shelters receive proper treatment needed to maintain their comfort, security and well being at all times. This code has emphasis on dogs and cats, it does not apply to wildlife shelters.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

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.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62075956