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


You will need 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

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