Kangaroo Island Council Animal Management Plan

Primarily due to the remoteness of Kangaroo Island, there are a number of quarantine restrictions in place to protect agriculture and the environment on Kangaroo Island. These include the following-

  • Bees and honey products must not be bought onto Kangaroo Island to protect the sanctuary for the only pure Ligurian bee population;
  • Unwashed and dirty potatoes must not be bought onto Kangaroo Island to protect the seed potato industry;
  • Kangaroo Island is rabbit and fox free protecting the unique environment;Cat
  • Declared weeds must also not be introduced to Kangaroo Island; and
  • Grape vine cuttings must be inspected and certified prior to entering Kangaroo Island protecting the grape industry.

In 2005 the Kangaroo Island Council adopted the first Dog and Cat Management Plan and associated by-laws which complemented the above quarantine restrictions primarily by-

  • Requiring all dogs and cats to be microchipped and registered;
  • Requiring all cats to be desexed except registered breeders; and
  • Restricting the number of dogs to two per property.

To view the Dog and Cat Management Plan 2005 click on the following link Dog and Cat Management Plan.  

Section 26A of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 requires-

  1. Each council must, in accordance with this section, prepare a plan relating to the management of dogs and cats within its area.
  2. A plan of management must include provisions for parks where dogs may be exercised off-leash and for parks where dogs must be under effective control by means of physical restraint, and may include provisions for parks where dogs are prohibited.
  3. A plan of management must be prepared and presented to the Board as follows:

    a) the first plan must cover a 5 year period and be prepared and presented within 3 years after the commencement of this section;

    b) subsequent plans must cover subsequent 5 year periods and each plan must be prepared and presented at least 6 months before it is to take effect.
  4. A plan of management must be approved by the Board before it takes effect.
  5. A council may, with the approval of the Board, amend a plan of management at any time during the course of the 5 year period covered by the plan.

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The Kangaroo Island Council Animal Management Plan 2010 embraces the spirit of the "responsible pet ownership and environmental stewardship" by introducing requirements that have been specifically devised in the interest of Kangaroo Island and its residents.

To view the Kangaroo Island Council Animal Management Plan 2010 click HERE.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the General Inspectors, Keith Hodder or Les Gullickson on 08 8553 4543.


 
 
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