Govt scraps registration requirement for pet cats

THE State Government has repealed a statewide requirement to register pet cats and has handed the decision to local councils.

A bill passed in parliament on Tuesday would mean Fraser Coast Council would be able to stop enforcing cat registrations.

Fraser Coast Councillor Robert Garland said the council would have to wait until the amendments were gazetted to see what the ramifications were.

He said it may mean the council would change its local laws governing animals.

"Council still has to carry out effective animal management, which includes cats as well as dogs.

"Cat and dog registration fees go towards paying for our pounds and for compliance officers to investigate complaints."



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