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Code of practice for the welfare of cats

This Code of Practice (the Code) applies to all cats.

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Code of practice for the welfare of cats

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The purpose of this code is to provide practical guidance to help owners of cats comply with the provisions of Section 9 of the Act. It does not tell you precisely how to care for a cat, but summarises important things you should consider when making decisions about how best to care for your cat.

Breach of a provision of this Code is not an offence in itself but, if proceedings are brought against you for an offence under Section 9 of the Act, the Court will look at whether or not you have complied with the Code in deciding whether you have committed an offence.

Published 8 April 2013
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Latest version of the code of practice for the welfare of cats added.
  2. Published an updated draft code of practice for the welfare of cats.
  3. First published.