The Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Act 2017 amends the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and reforms the dog breeding and pet shop industries in Victoria and better regulate the sale of dogs and cats.
The PFPS Act amends the Act to:
Requirements for all advertisements, including in newspapers, Gumtree, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Snapchat etc.
Publishers must ensure that the unique source number of the business (a Domestic Animal Business is defined as a breeder, animal shelter, Council pound or pet shop) and the individual microchip numbers of each cat or dog being sold or given away is included. These requirements apply to puppies and kittens as well adult dogs and cats.
For those who are:
An advertisement must include the unique source number of the seller and the individual microchip number of each cat or dog being sold or given away. These requirements apply to puppies and kittens as well adult dogs and cats.
A source number is required from the Pet Exchange Register: