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Keeping Animals

Are you selling cats or dogs?

It is an offence to advertise the sale of a dog or cat unless the microchip identification number of the animal is included in the advertisement or notice. A registered domestic animal business may use its Council business registration number as an alternative.

Do you have 3 or more fertile female dogs OR 3 or more fertile female cats, AND do you sell dogs or cats (whether you make a profit or not)?

You are now considered to be a “breeding domestic animal business”. Register with your local Council, or risk being fined. If you have 3 or more fertile female dogs or cats you must apply to Council to register as a domestic animal business.

For further information, you can contact Council, call the Department of Primary Industry on 136 186 or visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/pets

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