It’s the law!
Microchip your cat or dog
On 1st July 2009, the Queensland Government introduced new animal management legislation to encourage responsible pet ownership; effectively manage cats and dogs; and enhance community safety.
There are four key components in the new legislation:
- Compulsory registration of cats and dogs, except rural working dogs
- Compulsory microchipping of young cats and dogs or when transferring ownership of cats and dogs
- Compulsory tattooing for voluntarily desexed cats and dogs
- State-wide conditions for keeping dangerous, menacing or restricted dogs
Implanting a microchip in your cat or dog is compulsory in 3 cases:
- If your cat or dog is younger than 12 weeks when the legislation commences
- If the ownership of the cat or dog changes after the legislation commences
- If a dog is a regulated dog i.e. a restricted dog or declared a dangerous or menacing dog