Dogs and Cats

dogs and cats
 Species or breed of animal  Circumstances in which keeping of animal or animals requires approval
  • Keeping more than 2 dogs over the age of 12 weeks (other than a working dog) on any premises
  • 1 or more dogs on non-residential premises
  • A guard dog on any premises
  • A dog kept on residential premises -
    • temporarily; but
    • for long than 1 month
  • Keeping more than 2 cats over the age of 12 weeks on any premises
 Minimum standards of keeping animals generally

A person who keeps an animal on premises must - 
  • ensure the animal is adequately identified so that the owner's name, address and telephone number are readily ascertainable;and
  • ensure that waste waters from enclosures are drained in a nuisance free manner and that run-off is kept off adjoining premises or as otherwise directed by an authorised person; and
  • ensure that excreta, food scraps and other material that is, or is likely to become, offensive is collected at least daily and if not immediately removed from the premises, is kept in a waste container of a kind approved by an authorised person; and
  • ensure any enclosure in which the animal is kept is properly maintained in -
    • a clean and sanitary condition; and
    • an aesthetically acceptable condition; and
  • take all reasonable steps to prevent the animal from making a noise disturbance that causes a nuisance or disturbance to the occupiers of -
    • adjoining premises; or
    • premises in the vicinity of the land on which the animal is ordinarily kept; and
  • ensure that the area available to the animal kept on the premises is appropriately sized so that the animal can be effectively and comfortable kept