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COMPANION ANIMALS REGULATION 2008

- Made under the Companion Animals Act 1998
- As at 3 July 2017
- Reg 374 of 2008

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Regulation
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Definitions

   PART 2 - PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION OF COMPANION ANIMALS

   4.      Categories of identified companion animals
   5.      Manner in which category 1 and 2 companion animals are to be identified
   6.      Identification of category 1 or 2 companion animals only by authorised persons
   7.      Procedure for identification of category 1 and 2 companion animals
   8.      Identification information for companion animals
   9.      Accreditation of persons as authorised identifiers
   10.     Withdrawal of accreditation
   11.     Withdrawal of veterinary practitioner’s authorisation
   12.     Exemptions from identification requirement

   PART 3 - REGISTRATION OF COMPANION ANIMALS

   13.     Registration agents
   13A.    Requirement for registration
   14.     Application for registration
   15.     Registered owner must be 18 or over
   16.     Exemptions from registration requirement
   17.     Registration fees
   17A.    Cancellation of registration for non-payment of registration fees
   18.     Registration fee exemption for assistance animals
   19.     Permanent identification a pre-condition to registration
   20.     Registration information
   21.     Exemption while registration application pending
   22.     Requirement for registration of nuisance and other animals
   23.     Requirement for registration of lost and impounded animals

   PART 3A - THE REGISTER

   23A.    Online access to Register
   23B.    Register to include details of previous owners
   23C.    Persons who may access Register

   PART 4 - DANGEROUS, MENACING AND RESTRICTED DOGS

   24.     Enclosure requirements for dangerous or restricted dogs
   25.     Maximum fee for issuing certificate of compliance in relation to prescribed enclosure
   26.     Warning signs for dangerous, menacing or restricted dogs
   27.     Distinctive collars for dangerous, menacing or restricted dogs
   28.     Breed identification or registration certificates issued by Canine Council

   PART 5 - GENERAL

   29.     Local authority for certain places
   30.     Notification of changes and events by owners of identified companion animals
   31.     Former owner to notify change of ownership of unregistered animal
   32.     Payments out of Companion Animals Fund
   33.     Listing of identification or registration information on databases
   33A.    Dog attack information on the Register
   33B.    Exemption from muzzling for certain greyhounds
   34.     Penalty notice offences
   35.     Notices
   36.     Savings
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2


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