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Multiple cat licences—requirement to be licensed

    (1)     A person commits an offence if—

        (a)     the person keeps 4 or more cats on 1 residential premises; and

        (b)     the person does not hold a multiple cat licence to keep the cats on the premises.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units, imprisonment for 6 months or both.

    (2)     This section does not apply to—

        (a)     a cat less than 84 days old; or

        (b)     a cat kept by the person for less than 28 days; or

        (c)     a person resident in the ACT for less than 28 days; or

        (d)     a cat that is an assistance animal; or

        (e)     a cat kept on land that is under a lease that allows for an animal care facility.

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