Animal legislation in your state

How long will your pet be safe?

 

Animal legislation varies greatly depending on where you live. We’ve compiled a list of holding times by state, but we recommend contacting your local council to check on the latest holding times.

  • ACT:    An animal may be destroyed if the owner cannot be found within 7 days.
  • NSW:  An animal may be destroyed if the owner cannot be found within 7 days.
  • NT:     The Northern Territory has no legislation with regard to minimum holding times for animals held in pounds.
  • QLD:   An animal may be destroyed if the owner cannot be found within 3 days.
  • SA:     An animal may be destroyed if the owner cannot be found within 3 days.
  • TAS:   An animal may be destroyed if the owner cannot be found within 3 days.
  • VIC:   Dogs may be destroyed if the owner cannot be found within 8 days.
  • WA:   An animal may be destroyed if the owner cannot be found within 3 days.

 

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