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DOG AND CAT MANAGEMENT (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT ACT 2016 (NO 33 OF 2016) - SECT 5

5—Amendment of section 4—Interpretation

        (1)         Section 4—after the definition of "accredited" insert:

"animal welfare organisation" means—

            (a)         the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (South Australia) Incorporated; or

            (b)         the Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc; or

            (c)         any other person or body declared by the regulations to be an animal welfare organisation;

        (2)         Section 4, definition of "area", (c)—delete "Areas Community Development Trust" wherever occurring and substitute in each case:

Communities Authority

        (3)         Section 4—after the definition of "area" insert:

"assistance dog" means a dog trained and used for the purpose of assisting a person who is wholly or partially disabled and includes a dog undergoing training of a kind approved by the Board for the purposes of this definition;

        (4)         Section 4—after the definition of "attack trained dog" insert:

"authorised person" means—

            (a)         a police officer; or

            (b)         a person appointed as an authorised person under section 25A;

        (5)         Section 4, definition of "cat management officer —delete the definition

        (6)         Section 4, definition of "council", (c)—delete "Areas Community Development Trust" and substitute:

Communities Authority

        (7)         Section 4, definition of "dangerous dog"—after "council" insert:

or the Board

        (8)         Section 4—after the definition of "dangerous dog" insert:

"desex" means to permanently render an animal incapable of reproducing (and "desexed" has a corresponding meaning);

        (9)         Section 4, definition of "disability dog"—delete the definition

        (10)         Section 4, definition of "dog management officer —delete the definition

        (11)         Section 4, definition of "guide dog"—delete the definition

        (12)         Section 4, definition of "hearing dog"—delete the definition

        (13)         Section 4—after the definition of "Magistrates Court" insert:

"microchip" means an electronic device that is capable of being permanently implanted in an animal and that is designed to record information in a manner that can be electronically retrieved;

"microchipped" or "to microchip"—an animal is microchipped if a microchip is implanted in the animal;

        (14)         Section 4—after the definition of "responsible for the control insert:

"sale" or "sell" includes—

            (a)         auction, barter or exchange; or

            (b)         offer for sale, auction, barter or exchange; or

            (c)         cause or permit to be offered for sale, auction, barter or exchange; or

            (d)         possess for the purposes of sale, auction, barter or exchange;

        (15)         Section 4, definition of "unidentified cat"—delete the definition and substitute:

"unidentified cat" means a cat that—

            (a)         is not microchipped; and

            (b)         is not identified in the manner set out in section 42C; and

            (c)         is not identified in the manner set out in the regulations;

        (16)         Section 4, definition of "registered veterinary surgeon —delete " Veterinary Surgeons Act 1985

" and substitute:

Veterinary Practice Act 2003

        (17)         Section 4—after definition of "wandering at large" insert:

"working livestock dog" means a dog—

            (a)         usually kept, proposed to be kept or worked on rural land by a person who is—

                  (i)         a primary producer; or

                  (ii)         engaged or employed by a primary producer; and

            (b)         kept primarily for the purpose of herding, droving, protecting, tending or working stock, or training for herding, droving, protecting, tending or working stock.



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