Australia A to Z – Pets
Many households have pets like cats and dogs. There are laws on what domestic
animals can be kept at home. In some council areas, household pets like dogs and cats
need to be registered. For further information contact your local council. You can also
ask them about keeping other animals at home such as chickens or other poultry.
Pets such as dogs and cats are common pets in Australia. If you get a pet you are
responsible for looking after it properly inlcuding feeding it regulary and keeping it clean.
Many pets also need to be regularly vaccinated and treated by a vet when they are sick
or injured. Australia has laws to protect animals from cruelty or neglect including
suffering, injury and distress. People who mis-treat their pets may be fined or imprisoned.