Code of Practice for Debarking of Dogs - Victoria

Description

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

This Code 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 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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Officer

Agriculture Victoria

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Operating address: Level 35,
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Australia
Operating address: 1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Australia
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 4509
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Mailing address: PO BOX 2392
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 61 86
Email: animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au