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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 28 March 2017) . . Page.. 1153 ..

(1) The dogs must reside at the owner’s residence in the ACT unless condition 10 below is complied with;

(2) Whilst the dogs are residing at the specified premise they must be kept under effective control so as to prevent them from attacking or harassing another person or animal;

(3) The specified property must be maintained so that the dogs cannot escape. This control includes the erection and maintenance of escape-proof perimeter fencing. The fence should not have any gaps that allow any part of a person’s body to enter the premises or any part of a dog’s body to breach the perimeter fencing;

(4) All gates of the specified premise must be escape-proof. Gates are to be secured by padlocks and latched, ensuring that the dogs remain on the specified premises;

(5) When any of the dogs leave the specified premises, they must be muzzled. The muzzle must be of appropriate construction and be securely fixed upon the mouth of the dog in such a manner as to prevent the dog from biting any person or animal;

(6) When any of the dogs are in the front area of the specified premise or when any of the dogs leave the specified premise, they must be under the control of a responsible person over the age of 18 years and this person is prohibited from handling another animal at the same time. The dogs are to be secured on leash at all times;

(7) The dogs are prohibited to be off lead in public areas, including areas designated as off lead areas or otherwise known as dog exercise areas or enclosed dog exercise parks;

(8) The dogs must be de-sexed or proof of an appointment be made and paid for before the dogs will be released;

(9) The registration and microchip details for all dogs must be kept current; and

(10) Ownership of the dogs can only be transferred with written permission of the registrar. A full inspection of the proposed new premises will be conducted by the registrar prior to approving transfer of ownership and the issuing of new conditions. In circumstances where the animal has joint owners, both owners are taken to be responsible for ensuring all conditions are adhered to and will both be held responsible for any breaches of said conditions.


Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

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