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Sale of older dogs and cats not de-sexed

    (1)     A person commits an offence if—

        (a)     the person sells a dog or cat that has not been de-sexed; and

        (b)     either—

              (i)     for a dog—the dog is 6 months old or older; or

              (ii)     for a cat—the cat is 3 months old or older; and

        (c)     the person does not hold a permit for the dog or cat.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

    (2)     An offence against this section is a strict liability offence.

    (3)     Subsection (1) does not apply to—

        (a)     a dog or cat if a veterinary practitioner certifies, in writing, before the dog was sold that de-sexing the animal would be a serious health risk to the animal; or

        (b)     a registered racing greyhound.

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