You will require this authorisation if you intend to possess and use pentobarbital (pentobarbitone) for the purpose of the humane destruction of animals. Any authority issued will be valid only while the authorised person is in the employment of the nominating Local Government Authority (Council), Animal Welfare League or the RSPCA.
Pentobarbitone sodium is a barbiturate drug (a central nervous system depressant) that can be used as a sedative and hypnotic, or in this case for humane animal destruction (euthanasia).
Pentobarbitone sodium must be kept separately from all other goods in a secure location and is a requirement to keep a separate register of all pentobarbitone sodium that is obtained or used.
Please consult the Duty Pharmaceutical Officer for more information.